A federal judge is preparing to revoke 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.
Judge Timothy Kelly’s imminent 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. Kelly said new evidence presented by prosecutors showing the two men’s central role in orchestrating the incursion was a decisive factor in his ruling.
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