The Independent reports:
The former leader of a Philadelphia chapter of the neo-fascist gang the Proud Boys who stormed the halls of Congress on January 6 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Zachary Rehl, the son and grandson of Philadelphia police officers who used pepper spray against law enforcement outside the US Capitol then lied on the witness stand about it, had called for “firing squads” for “traitors” who wanted to “steal” the 2020 election from Donald Trump.
He was convicted of seditious conspiracy earlier this year alongside three other members and allies of the group for their roles in an assault that federal prosecutors said “unleashed a force on the Capitol that was calculated to exert their political will on elected officials by force” to “undo the results of a democratic election.”
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BREAKING: Proud Boy Zachary Rehl, convicted of seditious conspiracy sentenced to 15 Years pic.twitter.com/FDdNwd4zek
— TheRealJ6 (@SeditionHunters) August 31, 2023
A federal judge finds that Philly Proud Boys chapter leader Zachary Rehl perjured himself at trial by falsely denying using chemical spray on police.
He applies a sentencing enhancement at Rehl’s ongoing sentencing.
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) August 31, 2023
🚨 SENTENCE: Former Philadelphia Proud Boys chapter president Zachary Rehl ordered to serve 15 YEARS in prison for conspiring to incite the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Story here: https://t.co/NBOPCsecUy pic.twitter.com/QZO1ASCXjW
— Jordan Fischer (@JordanOnRecord) August 31, 2023
Judge Kelly does find Zachary Rehl commited perjury when he testified: https://t.co/aX93G47sSH
— Brandi Buchman (@Brandi_Buchman) August 31, 2023
BREAKING: Jan. 6 defendant Zach Rehl — the Philly Proud Boy who sprayed cops and then lied on the stand about it before being convicted of seditious conspiracy — sentenced to 15 years of incarceration. pic.twitter.com/lAlJkv2mfp
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) August 31, 2023
Zach Rehl, president of the Philadelphia chapter of the alt-right Proud Boys, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Thursday for his role in fomenting the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.https://t.co/zX4tpy44xc
— The Philadelphia Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) August 31, 2023