Skip to comments.Proud Boys leader ‘prolific’ snitch for law enforcement: Reuters
Posted on 01/29/2021 2:49:35 AM PST by Candor7
Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal court proceeding obtained by Reuters.
Court records seen by Al Jazeera show Tarrio received a lighter sentence under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 35(b)(2)(B). This rule says: “if the government believes that a sentenced defendant has provided substantial assistance in investigating or prosecuting another person, it may move the court to reduce the original sentence.”
In the Miami hearing, a federal prosecutor, a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent and Tarrio’s own lawyer described his undercover work and said he had helped authorities prosecute more than a dozen people in various cases involving drugs, gambling and human smuggling.
Tarrio, in an interview with Reuters on Tuesday, denied working undercover or cooperating in cases against others. “I don’t know any of this,” he said, when asked about the transcript. “I don’t recall any of this.”
Law-enforcement officials and the court transcript contradict Tarrio’s denial.
In a statement to Reuters, the former federal prosecutor in Tarrio’s case, Vanessa Singh Johannes, confirmed that “he cooperated with local and federal law enforcement, to aid in the prosecution of those running other, separate criminal enterprises, ranging from running marijuana grow houses in Miami to operating pharmaceutical fraud schemes”.
Tarrio, 36, is a high-profile figure who organises and leads the far-right Proud Boys in their confrontations with those they believe to be Antifa, short for “anti-fascists,” an amorphous leftist movement that often uses violence in confrontations with far-right protesters..................(excerpt, rest at link)
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Ninth Circle of hell for traitors. And the Deep State is EVERYWHERE.
The facts only lead to this guy being an insider to around 2014. After that....no one says anything. It appears to avoid tougher sentencing....he dealt with snitch activities for several years, but in 2014, that ended (so the facts lead us to believe).
Hmm, sounds like someone is trying to cause derision within the group.
thanks for posting and the ping...
OR was he just a law and order kind of guy ,
trying to help clean up his community ?
It makes me wonder how I would be described in the media?
I’m thinking President Trump knew about him but maybe/maybe not his connection to Proud Boys...and even if he did...is there something that says the President should have revealed it. The media manipulates everything...so who knows.
News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Jan. 27, 2021: The former federal prosecutor, who has confirmed the Cuban American Proud Boys founder cooperated with law enforcement, also has roots in the Caribbean.
Vanessa Singh Johannes, who confirmed to Reuters News that Enrique Tarrio “cooperated with local and federal law enforcement, to aid in the prosecution of those running other, separate criminal enterprises, ranging from running marijuana grow houses in Miami to operating pharmaceutical fraud schemes,” was born in the Caribbean.
Singh Johannes is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. She is now a trial attorney at Carlton Fields’ Miami office’s White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations division. In private practice, she has represented clients in a variety of white-collar matters involving fraud, antitrust, and environmental issues.
Singh Johannes served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, for a decade, trying more than 25 federal jury cases to verdict and handling appellate matters before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
In her career as a federal prosecutor, Singh-Johannes investigated, indicted, and tried cases involving crimes such as fraud and money laundering, arms trafficking, child exploitation, human trafficking, armed robberies, and homicides. She also handled numerous complex civil investigations into civil rights violations........( excerpt from The Journal Daily)
My reaction: So f-ing what?!?!!
Had to read to the last sentence to confirm this is typical propaganda. The PB guy must be over target somewhere:
‘“I knew that he was a fraudster – but had no reason to know that he was also a domestic terrorist,” [former federal prosecutor in Tarrio’s case, Vanessa Singh Johannes] said.’
I’m guessing this propaganda is trying to sow seeds of distrust within whatever PB hierarchy there is?
Honestly, I assumed they were full of plants and informers the very first time I heard about them. NOT because they were aggressive or had any particular views, but because the MSM was making such a big deal out of their existence.
It never ends, once a snitch, always a snitch. Any fool who belonged to that gay club is on the FBI watch list, I am sure he turned over that info. And in his mind, he was building up credibility with the FIBs so he can get out of jail free in the future.
That is why the mob buried these guys out in the meadowlands. Dead men can’t snitch
Our side is always manipulated by the FIBs, every right wing/conservative group has a FIB or two embedded, in some cases leading.
Remember the kook that wanted to kidnap that idiot governor? Yep, the guy who created the plan was a FIB.
So the FBI is running the Proud Boys?
Proud to be a conservative American, is he?Oh my gosh, I've done it again...judged a book by it's cover.
Turning-in illegal marijuana grow-farms? I don’t see a problem...
It is not a gay club.
But if he’s a snitch for the FBI, even going around and soliciting human trafficking for the FBI, then it’s not a hard stretch to think he joined the Proud Boys at their request.
As a rule, the socialists want to control all sides of a conflict, including and especially any right-wing resistance.
Re: someone saying maybe he’s a law and order kind of guy.
He became a snitch after getting caught doing fraud, something to do with selling some kind of medical equipment.
So the FBI is running the Proud Boys?
That’s a damned good question.
Ask Enrique Tarrio
So far he’s been awful quiet.
The guy always set my “snitch” radar off. Remember this rule - in any “fringe” group the FBI has snitches if not outright agents. Choose wisely.
On a slightly different subject, he and his fellow PB’s were sent away on the 6th. Had they been there, it makes me wonder if they would have confronted Antifa at the entrance of the Capitol.
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