REPORT: Plea Deal Talks Underway For Six Proud Boys

The Arizona Republic reports:

Plea deals may be in the works for six people who the federal government says are associated with the Proud Boys and who face criminal charges related to the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6. Prosecutors and defense attorneys told a federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that they expect to have preliminary negotiations about resolving the case short of going to trial. Those talks are described as being in the beginning stages and are expected to take a few weeks.

All six defendants are facing multiple felony charges, including conspiracy, civil disorder, disorderly conduct, obstruction of law enforcement and entering a restricted building or grounds. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly set their next court date for Aug. 6 which he said will allow time for the government to turn over remaining evidence to defense attorneys and also time to discuss “non-trial dispositions of this matter going forward.”

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