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  • Charged

William PepeLast Updated: January 4, 2022

Location

Beacon, New York

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in White Plains, New York

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

DOJ Case Number:

1:21-cr-52

Charges

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

    White Plains, New York | January 12, 2021
  • Arrested

    White Plains, New York | August 2, 2021

Affiliated Organizations

    • Extremist / Right-Wing Group

    Proud Boys

    37 individual(s)

Press Coverage

  • 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
  • Seven Charged in Federal Court Following Events At the United Capitol

    Published on January 13, 2021 Read at US DOJ