Former Proud Boy member Jeremy Bertino pleaded guilty today to seditious conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearms on Thursday.
Bertino was not even at the US Capitol on January 6. But he did text the Proud Boys members who were there about saving the US Constitution. So it makes sense that the Biden DOJ would get him to plead on seditious conspiracy charges.
This case is very suspicious. Why is Jeremy Bertino pleading guilty at this point? Is the government using Jeremy to get a guilty plea to implicate other protesters.
Jeremy Bertino is not even on our American Gulag list.
Jeremy was not at the US Capitol on January 6. He sent out a few text messages, including one saying, “DO NOT GO HOME. WE ARE ON THE CUSP OF SAVING THE CONSTITUTION,”
And that was enough to charge him with “seditious conspiracy!”???
We are watching the end of our freedoms, the end of America.
And shame on these federal agents who are destroying so many lives for their personal gain. There is a special place in hell for these demons.
The Gateway Pundit will post any updates on the Jeremy Bertino case as we learn more.
USA Today reported:
A former leader of the Proud Boys extremist group pleaded guilty Thursday to seditious conspiracy in connection with the group’s efforts to halt the certification of the 2020 election.
Jeremy Bertino, 43, acknowledged his role in helping to plan the Proud Boys’ participation in the Jan. 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol and also agreed to cooperate in the government’s continuing investigation.
Five other members of the Proud Boys, including former national chairman Enrique Tarrio, also have been charged with sedition and are awaiting trial. A sixth member of the group, Charles Donohoe, 34, pleaded guilty earlier this year in a conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding and assaulting and resisting officers.
In addition to the sedition charge, Bertino also pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of firearms related to a March search of his home where authorities recovered six guns, including an AR-15 rifle and more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition. Bertino had been barred from possessing firearms and ammunition due to a previous conviction.
In the weeks prior to the Jan. 6 assault, according to court documents, Bertino participated in encrypted chats and other communications with members the group’s so-called “Ministry of Self-Defense,” in which leaders asserted that the “presidential election had been stolen.”
Bertino sent out a few text messages on January 6. He was not at the US Capitol.
At the time, the members discussed traveling to Washington on a mission to “stop the certification of the Electoral College Vote, and that the MOSD leaders were willing to do whatever it would take, including using force against police and others, to achieve that objective.”
Monitoring activities outside of Washington, while recovering from a stabbing, Bertino allegedly encouraged his Proud Boy colleagues on Jan. 6 to “form a spear” and continue the fight.
“DO NOT GO HOME. WE ARE ON THE CUSP OF SAVING THE CONSTITUTION,” Bertino wrote to his colleagues, later celebrating the group’s effort with Tarrio.
“You know we made this happen,” he wrote.
According to court documents, Bertino joined the Proud Boys in 2018 and for a time served as the vice president of the Proud Boys chapter in South Carolina.