“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.

9 thoughts on ““Proud Boys” leader has history as police informant

  1. LEO says:

    “New evidence suggests ‘alliance’ between Oath Keepers, Proud Boys ahead of Jan. 6 : The evidence is the first to suggest coordination among the various extremist groups as they prepared to descend on Washington.” https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/24/oath-keepers-proud-boys-alliance-capitol-riot-477741
    “Oath Keeper planned with Proud Boys, Three Percenters before Capitol attack, prosecutors say” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/03/24/capitol-attack-oath-keepers-proud-boys-three-percenters-coordinated/6980128002/

  2. Braunhemden says:

    “Proud Boys organizer charged in Capitol attack says he aided FBI ‘antifa’ inquiries : Joseph Biggs’ claims are likely to sharpen concerns that law enforcement has tolerated violence by the Proud Boys.” https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/30/proud-boys-organizer-fbi-antifa-inquiries-478456
    “Canada Formally Declares Proud Boys a Terrorist Group” (NYT 2/4/21) https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/03/world/canada/canada-proud-boys-terror-group.html

  3. Updaate says:

    “Proud Boys descended into dysfunction and finger-pointing as members were arrested in US Capitol riot, new messages show” https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/15/politics/proud-boys-dysfunction-capitol-attack/index.html
    “The messages became public on the same day Attorney General Merrick Garland announced new efforts by the Justice Department to crack down on domestic terrorism and extremism.” https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/15/politics/white-house-strategy-domestic-terrorism/index.html
    National Security Council: “National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism” https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20890966-national-domestic-terrorism-strategy

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