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U.S. judge releases Washington state Proud Boys leader arrested in Captiol riot after prosecutors withdraw several allegations

1 month ago   |   By The Washington Post

Pretrial release sets back for now government's attempts to hold a key suspect in Capitol probe.
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Alleged Proud Boy leader wins pretrial release

Alleged Proud Boy leader wins pretrial release

1 month ago   |   By Politico

A federal judge in Washington has ordered the release of an alleged Proud Boys leader after declaring that the government had presented only “weak” evidence tying him to specific acts of violence and property damage during the Capitol riot.
Chief U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell also noted that prosecutors had retreated from some of their claims about Ethan Nordean, 30, including that he'd directed Proud Boys members to split into different squads in order to attack the Capitol from varying entrances.
“That's a far cry from what I heard today. The government has backtracked,” Howell...
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