Biggs Set For Status Hearing

Maintains not guilty plea

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Orlando, FL - After Thursday (June 3), a federal court will know how to proceed with a case involving Joe Biggs, an organizer of the "Proud Boys" movement and a Volusia resident, who is facing multiple charges related to the January 6 Capitol riots.

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says Biggs is slated to attend a status conference on Thursday, where a federal judge is expected to speak to both parties about how the case is going to proceed. 

Biggs is one of four Proud Boys members listed on a March 10 indictment that charges the group with conspiracy; obstructing an official proceeding; obstructing law enforcement; destruction of government property; entering and/or remaining in a restricted building; and disorderly conduct in a restricted building.

He was arrested exactly two weeks after the January 6 riots; the same day as President Joe Biden's inauguration.

According to the DOJ, Biggs pleaded not guilty to all six of his counts during his arraignment on March 23. Less than a month after his arraignment, Biggs and another defendant, 30-year-old Ethan Nordean—another Proud Boys member—were ordered back into custody by Judge Timothy Kelly.

Judge Kelley's ruling reversed earlier decisions made by other federal judges who released both Biggs and Nordean under strict conditions.

At this moment, there is no date for a trial.

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