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  • Convicted

Dominic PezzolaLast Updated: September 6, 2023


Rochester, New York

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Rochester, New York
  • Sentenced on Sep 1, 2023

Executive Summary

Member of the Proud Boys, a group self-described as a “pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka Western Chauvinists.”

Proud Boys members often wear the colors yellow and black, as well as other apparel adorned with Proud Boys-related logos and emblems. It is alleged that both Pepe and Pezzola possess tactical vests branded with the Proud Boys logo, and have attended various Proud Boys gatherings and protests.

Litigation Details

Case File:



  • Conspiracy;
  • Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers;
  • Civil Disorder;
  • Government Property or Contracts;
  • Obstruction of an Official Proceeding;
  • Robbery of Personal Property of the United States;
  • Restricted Building or Grounds;
  • Aiding and Abetting

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Rochester, New York | January 15, 2021
  • Arraigned

    February 9, 2021 "Arraigned 2/9 where he pleaded not guilty to counts 1-11."
  • Arraigned

    May 25, 2021 "Arraigned and pleaded not guilty to all counts on 5/25"
  • Initial Appearance

    January 15, 2021 "Initial appearance in the Western District of New York on 1/15/21."
  • Charged

    January 29, 2021 "Indicted 1/29."
  • Status Conference

    August 2, 2021 "Status conference set for 8/2 at 2 pm. Defendant remains committed."
  • Charged

    April 16, 2021 "Superseding indictment issued 4/16"
  • Arraigned

    May 25, 2021 "Arraigned and pleaded not guilty to all counts on 5/25/2021."
  • Charged

    March 7, 2022 "Named 3/7/22 in superseding indictment in new case, replacing 1:21-cr-52."
  • Charged

    June 6, 2022 "Superseding indictment, 6/6/22."
  • Trial

    May 4, 2023 "On May 4, 2023, a jury found Nordean, Pezzola, and three other co-defendants guilty of multiple felonies, including obstruction of an official proceeding and conspiracy to prevent members of Congress or federal officers from discharging their duties before and during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Defendant Ethan Nordean was previously convicted of seditious conspiracy."
  • Sentenced

    September 1, 2023 "Sentenced to 10 years in prison and 36 months of supervised release."

Sentencing Details

  • Prison: 120 month(s)
  • Parole/Supervised Release: 36 month(s)

Affiliated Organizations

    • Extremist / Right-Wing Group

    Proud Boys

    37 individual(s)

Press Coverage

  • Proud Boys Leaders Sentenced to Prison for Roles in Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on September 1, 2023 Read at US DOJ
  • Jury Convicts Four Leaders of the Proud Boys of Seditious Conspiracy Related to U.S. Capitol Breach

    Published on May 4, 2023 Read at US DOJ
  • Four Proud Boys Convicted of Sedition in Key Jan. 6 Case

    Published on May 4, 2023 Read at New York Times
  • Leader of Proud Boys and Four Other Members Indicted in Federal Court For Seditious Conspiracy and Other Offenses Related to U.S. Capitol Breach

    Published on June 6, 2022 Read at US DOJ
  • Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio jailed pending trial in Jan. 6 Capitol attack

    Published on March 15, 2022 Read at Washington Post
  • Document in Jan. 6 Case Shows Plan to Storm Government Buildings

    Published on March 14, 2022 Read at New York Times
  • Third Member of Conspiracy Involving Proud Boys Members Arrested in Connection to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on April 23, 2021 Read at US DOJ
  • Two Members of the Proud Boys Indicted for Conspiracy, Other Charges Related to the Jan. 6 Riots

    Published on January 29, 2021 Read at US DOJ

Affiliated People (6)

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    • Arrested

    William Pepe

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in White Plains, New York
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    • Convicted

    Ethan Nordean

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Western District, Washington
    • Sentenced on September 1, 2023
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    • Convicted

    Joseph Biggs

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Ormond Beach, Florida
    • Sentenced on August 31, 2023
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    • Convicted

    Zachary Rehl

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Port Richmond, Pennsylvania
    • Sentenced on August 31, 2023
    • Leader of Proud Boys' Philly Chapter
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    • Convicted

    Charles Donohoe

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Kernersville, North Carolina
    • Sentenced on January 1, 2024
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    • Convicted

    • Subpoenaed

    Enrique Tarrio

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Miami, Florida
    • Sentenced on September 5, 2023
    • Leader, Proud Boys

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