A former Marine who cooperated with the government in the prosecution of fellow members of a far-right group for their involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced Tuesday to three years and four months in prison.
Charles Donohoe, 35, a former top leader in the Proud Boys, has been in jail since he was arrested in March 2021. He pleaded guilty last year to felony conspiracy and assault charges related to the Capitol attack and may be eligible for release in a couple of months because he will get credit for the time he has already served, The Associated Press reported.
Information on Donohoe's cooperation was redacted from court records, but his case is one of many involving a veteran attempting to disrupt the 2020 presidential election.
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Donohoe's sentencing comes months after Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his involvement in the riot, the longest sentence related to Jan. 6 handed out to date. The DoJ described Donohoe as Tarrio's “trusted lieutenant;” the Marine veteran was also president of a Proud Boys chapter in North Carolina.
“I knew what I was doing was illegal from the very moment those barricades got knocked down,” Donohoe said at his hearing this week, according to the AP.
Prosecutors said that Donohoe was instrumental to the…