Enrique Tarrio, the former chairman of the far-right Proud Boys, was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, NBC News reports.
Tarrio was convicted of seditious conspiracy and other serious felonies in May.
At Tuesday’s sentencing, U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly said he would not grant the full 33-year sentence sought by federal prosecutors but would grant a higher sentence than other extremist group members in the hopes it would act as a deterrent.
Tarrio’s 22 year sentence is the longest in a Jan. 6 case so far. The record was previously held by Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, who was also convicted of seditious conspiracy and sentenced to 18 years in prison.
Tarrio was one of four other members of the Proud Boys who were found guilty of seditious conspiracy. Last week Joe Biggs, Ethan Nordeal and Zachary Rehl were sentenced to 17 years, 18 years and 15 years in prison respectively.