Exclusive-Proud Boys leader urged group not to 'turn on each other' in riot probe - 2021-09-09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As four of his fellow Proud Boy leaders sat in jail this summer, charged with conspiracy in the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the group's chairman, Enrique Tarrio, sent out a private audio message to colleagues around the country.
n the July audio, a copy of which was reviewed by Reuters, Tarrio said that "we are trying to f -- -ing avoid" a situation in which the senior members facing charges would cooperate with prosecutors. The four, who are jailed without bond, have pleaded not guilty.
Raising the possibility that one of the four leaders may have been cooperating with authorities, Tarrio told fellow Proud Boy leadership he didn't believe that the man was doing so – and said he had spoken about the matter directly with that leader's wife.