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Proud Boys Leaders Ordered Held in Capitol Riot Probe

Proud Boys members Joseph Biggs, front left, and Ethan Nordean, front right, walk toward the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Proud Boys members Joseph Biggs, front left, and Ethan Nordean, front right, walk toward the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.Photographer: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo
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A judge in Washington ordered two leaders of the far-right Proud Boys to be jailed as they await trial on charges that they conspired to orchestrate the violent riot by Donald Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

The Proud Boys leaders, Ethan Nordean and Joseph Biggs, had been released following their arrests in the aftermath of the riot. But on Monday, U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly ordered them held based on new accusations in an updated indictment filed by prosecutors in March.