The verdict has come in for the trial of Gabriel Garcia, a former member of the Proud Boys who once sat on the Miami-Dade Republican Party Executive Committee.
Garcia was facing two felony charges for his actions on January 6.
Like other Proud Boys before him, he was found guilty, with a possible sentence of 25 years total for both crimes.
Guilty as Charged
Garcia was arrested on January 19, 2021, only two weeks after the riot at the Capitol.
He is one of a handful of Proud Boys who were charged for their roles in the planning and events that took place on January 6.
His sentencing will take place on March 28, 2024, and based on the sentences that were handed down to the other Proud Boys, Garcia should be prepared for the worst.
The group’s leader, Enrique Tarrio, was given 22 years, and he was not even in DC on the day of the riot.
The judge sentenced him harshly because prosecutors made the case that Tarrio was instrumental in planning the actions of other Proud Boys on January 6.
Garcia was initially released on $100,000 bail, as well as having to wear a GPS ankle monitor.
He has since been put on house detention, although he has violated his travel restrictions, most notably to attend the recent CPAC event.
In addition to being a member of the Proud Boys. Garcia has been very active in the Miami-Dade political scene.
As noted above, he is a former member of the Miami-Dade GOP’s Executive Committee as well as having run for the seat in the state House currently held by Rep. Daniel Perez.