The leader of the West Virginia chapter of the Proud Boys pleaded guilty on Wednesday to illegally entering the US Capitol grounds on January 6, 2021. Jeffrey Finley, 29, faces up to one year in prison.
The plea could be a significant step in one of the Justice Department’s most crucial investigations related to the attack, as prosecutors home in on what Proud Boys leaders had planned as they descended on the Capitol. Finley has corroborated evidence prosecutors may use in other cases.
Finley also wore an earpiece during the riot. Prosecutors have alleged that Proud Boys members used radios — and some wore earpieces — to communicate on January 6.
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Jeffrey Finley, the leader of the West Virginia Proud Boys, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to illegally entering the US Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021. He faces up to one year in prison.https://t.co/F1QBYJszdz
— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) April 6, 2022
Jeffrey Finley, the leader of the West Virginia chapter of the Proud Boys pleaded guilty on Wednesday for his role in the Capitol riot. https://t.co/zNFYHJ151x
— Hannah Rabinowitz (@HBRabinowitz) April 6, 2022
*Jeffrey Finley of Martinsburg WVa is charged in the Capitol riot.
*Wore a blue suit and a #MAGA hat.
*Charges: Unlawful entry; disorderly conduct with intent to impede work of government.https://t.co/n4QUVj1wzD pic.twitter.com/HlIjOGBKbu
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) April 8, 2021