High-level Proud Boys member pleads guilty to Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy charge

A senior member of the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group, pleaded guilty Thursday to seditious conspiracy, the most serious charge that has been leveled against individuals tied to the Jan. 6 riot.

Jeremy Bertino, of North Carolina, is the first Proud Boy to plead guilty to the charge in connection with last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Five other members of the Proud Boys, including the group’s former national chairman, Enrique Tarrio, were indicted in June on seditious conspiracy and other charges. They are awaiting trial after having pleaded not guilty.

NBC High-level Proud Boys member pleads guilty to Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy charge