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Will Pepe biography: 13 things about Proud Boys member from Beacon, New York

William Pepe (©FBI)

William Pepe (©FBI)

William “Will” J. Pepe is from New York, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Beacon, New York. (a)
  2. In 2013, he started working as a laborer at Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North in Brewster, Putnam County, New York, USA. (a)
  3. His annual salary as an MTA laborer was $74,000. (b)
  4. He is a registered Republican. (c)
  5. He is a member of the Proud Boys, a far-right, neo-fascist and male-only white nationalist political organization. (d)
  6. On January 6, 2021, he called in sick. (a)
  7. With an American flag tied around his neck, he breached the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA with his fellow Donald Trump supporters on January 6, 2021. They disrupted a joint session of Congress certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (a)
  8. He was 31 years old when he joined the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (a)
  9. On January 8, 2021, MTA suspended him without pay. (a)
  10. At around 1:00 p.m. on January 12, 2021, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested him in the parking lot of a bank in White Plains, New York. (e)
  11. On January 13, 2021, he appeared in a federal court in White Plains before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith McCarthy. He was freed on $10,000 bail, prohibited from traveling to Washington, D.C. and was ordered to relinquish a hunting knife and a shotgun to authorities. He wore a black face mask, black leather jacket and blue jeans during the hearing. (f) (g)
  12. On January 29, 2021, he and his fellow Proud Boys member and U.S. Capitol rioter Dominic Pezzola were indicted in federal court in Washington, D.C. They were accused of engaging in a conspiracy to obstruct, influence, impede and interfere with law enforcement officers engaged in their official duties in protecting the U.S. Capitol and its grounds on January 6, 2021. (d)
  13. Represented by Shelli Peterson, he pleaded not guilty to the U.S. Capitol riot charges on February 9, 2021. He was released on his own recognizance. (h) (i)

(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)

 

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