After the shock to the US Congress on January 6, the far right group “proud boys” is being investigated by law enforcement agencies, which is regarded as the main instigator of the shock to Congress. It is ironic that the leader of such an organization was recently disclosed by the media that he was an “excellent undercover” of the FBI.
According to Reuters, the leader of & quot; proud Boy & quot;, tario, was arrested in 2012 for fraud. Since then, he has worked with the FBI and the local police as an informant. According to the records of the federal court in Miami in that year, when the fraud case of tario was tried in 2014, federal prosecutors, FBI agents and tario’s defense lawyers all asked the court for leniency in sentencing on the ground that tario had served as an undercover to assist law enforcement agencies.
At that time, Ferrer, the defense lawyer of tario, pointed out in court that tario was a “great contribution” informant who worked as an undercover agent in many cases and assisted in the investigation of drug, gambling and human trafficking cases. An FBI agent also said that tario was a “key component” of the local police investigation;. In the end, tario’s sentence was reduced from 30 months to 16 months.
Former US prosecutor Coffey: convicted suspect and law enforcement agencies are very common. They usually do so in order to reduce sentence.
In addition to court records, former federal prosecutor Johannes, who was in charge of the tarrio case, also confirmed tarrio’s undercover identity to the media. However, tario himself firmly denied this. In an interview with the media, tario insisted that he had no knowledge of all these;.
Although the “proud boy” organization tried to play down its role in the attack on congress, the media found that at some key nodes and occasions on that day, it was members of the organization who coordinated, incited and guided on the spot, and the “proud boy” was closely related to the attack on Congress. Two days before the incident, tario had just arrived in Washington and was arrested by the police on suspicion of damaging property and illegally holding weapons. Although tario himself was not involved in the attack on congress, at least five members of the “proud boy” have been prosecuted by prosecutors.