Last updated on February 28, 2023
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Earlier today, former Proud Boys member, Jeremy Bertino, was in a Washington, D.C. court to testify about his involvement and what he knew about the January 6, 2021 Capitol Riot.
Bertino is testifying against Proud Boys national leader, Enrique Tarrio and four other PB members, as part of a cooperation deal with federal prosecutors. Bertino pleaded guilty to a seditious conspiracy charge for his part in the Capitol Riot.
The Civil War-era offense is punishable by 20 years in prison. The five other Proud Boys who are on-trial, may face prison time.
After the 2020 Presidential Election, Bertino said that he believed the election had been stolen from President Trump. He also said he was “stunned” and “excited” when former President Trump, on national television, told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.” Bertino said he, “couldn’t believe that Trump was talking about our club.”
The trial is scheduled to resume Wednesday with more testimony by Bertino. Prosecutors are expected to quest Bertino when the trial reconvenes tomorrow.
Some content courtesy of Pro Publica, and The Associated Press.