“Proud Boys” leader has history as police informant

Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal court proceeding obtained by Reuters.

In the Miami hearing, a federal prosecutor, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and Tarrio’s own lawyer described his undercover work and said he had helped authorities prosecute more than a dozen people in various cases involving drugs, gambling and human smuggling.

Tarrio, in an interview with Reuters Tuesday, denied working undercover or cooperating in cases against others. “I don’t know any of this,” he said, when asked about the transcript. “I don’t recall any of this.”

Oh, well, then we know it couldn’t be true. Right? I mean Mister Hot-Shit-Fascist couldn’t possibly be working for The Man. He said so. All that other stuff from lawyers, courts, must be made up, eh?

Now, I have to clean all that bullshit off my sneakers.

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