“A leader of the far-right Proud Boys has been sentenced to 17 years in prison, one of the longest terms yet handed out over the US Capitol riot.
“US Army veteran Joe Biggs, 38, was an “instigator” of the storming of Congress on 6 January 2021, prosecutors said.
“The former Infowars correspondent was convicted of seditious conspiracy and other charges in May.
“In court, Biggs pleaded for leniency and expressed remorse for his actions.
“The sentence, handed down by US District Judge Timothy Kelly, is below both federal sentencing guidelines and the 33 years sought by prosecutors.”
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