”William Pepe” is accused of conspiring to obstruct law enforcement.
Member of the Proud Boys were charged Friday with conspiracy to play their role in the January 6 riots on the United States Capitol. The group’s first conspiracy charges were due to the riot. William Pepe are accused of conspiring to, among other things, obstruct law enforcement, the Justice Department said.
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William Pepe, 31, of Beacon, New York, are also accused of rioting. entering illegally regulated buildings or properties; and disorderly and disturbing driving in buildings or on confined terrain.
According to the Department of Justice, William Pepe worked to remove the barricades and steal property from the Capitol police. His partner Pezolla is also accused of having ripped off an officer’s shield while standing in front of other people during the riot. According to the prosecutor, the video shows Pezzola using this sign to break a window of the Capitol.
The New York Times reports that Pezzola and Pepe are the first members of the Proud Boys accused of planning the riot after President Donald Trump’s rally that morning. The riot, which killed five people, came after Congress confirmed President Joe Biden’s election victory.
The two men were arrested earlier this month.
Three members of the Oath Keepers organization were charged with conspiracy on Wednesday. Jessica Watkins, 38, and Donovan Ray Crowl, 50, of Champaign County, Ohio; and Thomas Caldwell, 65, of Clarke County, Virginia. They are also accused of obstructing government processes, destroying state property and illegally entering buildings or land. If convicted, they face up to 20 years in prison.