Donohoe to learn prison sentence in December

September 14—A Kernersville man who pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of leaders of the Proud Boys in the January 6, 2021, riot and riot at the U.S. Capitol will be sentenced to a few days before Christmas, according to a news report. court file.

A joint statement of circumstances filed Tuesday by attorneys and counsel for Charles “Charley” Donohoe, who has been behind bars for nearly 30 months since his arrest, suggested the scheduling of a sentence sometime from December 18 to December 22.

Donohoe pleaded guilty in April 2022 to conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding and assault, resist or obstruct police. According to the plea documents, sentencing guidelines may call for a prison term of up to six years, although a judge can vary that. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will file sentencing recommendations before the December hearing.

Donohoe, who led a regional group of the far-right group Proud Boys and was reportedly responsible for organizing the group’s political communications until January 6, was initially charged along with other leaders. Proud Boys. Not long after his plea and agreement to cooperate with prosecutors, the charges against other Proud Boy leaders were amended to include the charge of the more serious the conspiracy.

The joint report gives no indication of how much assistance Donohoe was able to provide to the attorneys.

Although his plea agreement required him to testify in court, Donohoe was not called to the trial of the leaders of the Proud Boys earlier this year, when national leader Enrique Tarrio was first charged with three lieutenants in conspiracy and other crimes. Earlier this month, Tarrio was sentenced to 33 years in prison. The sentences for others charged with him range from 10 to 18 years.

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