A federal judge has revoked bail for two top leaders of the Proud Boys, a paramilitary right-wing extremist group, who had been free while awaiting trial on charges stemming from their role in storming the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Ethan Nordean of Washington state and Joseph Biggs of Florida are charged with conspiring to stop the certification of the 2020 election — and with organizing and leading dozens of Proud Boys to the Capitol, many of whom were among the earliest to breach the building.
Kelly’s ruling, which he previewed at the outset of a Monday court hearing, reverses earlier decisions by federal judges to release Nordean and Biggs under strict conditions.
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— Bob Hazen WESH (@HazenWESH) April 19, 2021
NOW U.S. judge orders Proud Boys leaders Ethan Nordean and Joe Biggs jailed pending trial in Jan. 6 Capitol riot, handing victory to prosecutors in closely watched conspiracy case. Ruling being read now. Background here: https://t.co/NrzChYrJqN
— Spencer Hsu (@hsu_spencer) April 19, 2021