Proud Boys Leader Receives His Sentencing

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( – On Tuesday, the former Proud Boys leader was sentenced to serve over three years in prison because of his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly sentenced 35-year-old Charles Donohoe to 40 months in prison. Once his sentence ends, he will be required to complete three years of supervised release on two felony counts, including obstruction of an official proceeding and assault of a law enforcement officer.

Last year Donohoe became the second leader of the Proud Boys to plead guilty to the charges. He also agreed to assist in the investigation by federal prosecutors into the group’s alleged role in organizing the efforts to block the 2020 election certification. 

The Associated Press has reported that Donohoe gets credit for the time he has already served in prison since he was first arrested in March 2021. As a result, he could end up being released within the next few months.

During the sentencing, Donohoe apologized to the law enforcement officers, his family, and all of America for his actions. He added that he had known what he was doing was illegal from the moment that they knocked down the barricades. 

On Tuesday, Kelly noted that Donohoe appeared to be taking responsibility and looked like he was trying to make amends. He added that the Jan. 6 convict had all the tools in place if he wanted to work and put this entire situation behind him.

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