According to several confirmed reports, Joseph Biggs, a former organizer of the right-wing extremist group The Proud Boys, was sentenced to 17 years in prison for his role in the January 6 Capitol Insurrection, which is the most time given to anyone connected to the meleé besides Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, who was sentenced to 18 years. 

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Biggs was convicted of seditious conspiracy, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to use force, intimidation, or threats to prevent officers of the United States from discharging their duties, interference with law enforcement during a civil disorder, and destruction of government property.

Five people lost their lives, and hundreds others were injured in the Jan. 6 Trump protest, which was dubbed the Capitol Insurrection in 2021.


Biggs originally faced 33 years behind bars for his role in the insurrection, which prosecutors called “terrorism”. Biggs addressed the prosecutors’ claims in court, telling the judge at his sentencing, “I know that I messed up that day, but I’m not a terrorist.”