Judge orders release of Proud Boy charged in U.S. Capitol riot

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A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the release of suburban Seattle man and prominent member of the Proud Boys far-right group, pending trial on charges filed in connection with the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell in Washington, D.C., granted Ethan Nordean’s request for release despite prosecutors’ new allegations about the key role he played as the Proud Boys’ de facto leader and an organizer of the Capitol riot, The Seattle Times reported. Though she called evidence of Nordean’s alleged role troubling, Howell ruled the government had “not met its burden by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant poses a danger to the community, or by a preponderance that he will flee” before trial. Under the ruling, Nordean, 30, who is known in far-right circles by his alias, “Rufio Panman,” will be restricted to home detention and must remove all firearms in his home, among other conditions.

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