Proud Boys member pleads guilty to conspiring to obstruct Congress on Jan. 6

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A member of the far-right Proud Boys group pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiracy and obstructing Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s election on Jan. 6. Matthew Greene, 34, of Syracuse, New York, could face up to five years in prison for the conspiracy charge and 20 years for obstructing an official proceeding. He is the first self-described member of the Proud Boys to plead guilty for his role during the attack, which disrupted a joint session of Congress meeting to formally certify the November 2020 presidential election victory of Demo…

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