Nicholas “Nick” R. Ochs is a white man based in Waikiki, Hawaii, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:
- He is the founder of the Hawaii chapter of the Proud Boys and a member of Murder the Media, a group that posts content to social media sites DLive and Telegram.
- In 2013, he met a black woman named Shawna Harris in Hawaii while he was in the U.S. Marine Corps.
- In 2014, he and Harris got married in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
- In 2016, he and Harris appeared in “Divorce Court” Season 17 episode 125. After appearing on the show, they did not divorce. They have one child together.
- In 2020, he admitted that his language was not politically correct but he insisted that he is neither a racist nor a white supremacist because “a white supremacist does not marry a black woman and have a mixed family.” In the same year, he ran unopposed for the Republican nomination for the U.S. house of representatives seat representing Hawaii’s 22nd district. Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone endorsed him but in the general election in November 2020, he lost to his Democrat opponent Adrian Tam, who became the only openly gay member of the Hawaii State Legislature. Before losing to Tam, the Democratic Party of Hawaii called him out for a history of offensive social media posts about the African-American, Jewish and LGBT communities and Facebook deleted his campaign page for violating terms of service and community standards.
- To fund his scheduled trip from Hawaii to Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, he tried to raise $600 via GiveSendGo. He only received $300. On January 6, 2021, he was one of the supporters of Trump who breached the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA and disrupted a joint session of Congress to certify the vote of the Electoral College and affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. After the riot, he said he and his fellow rioters did not have to break in the building and he was neither stopped nor questioned by the police. He claimed that he entered the U.S. Capitol building as a professional journalist but he did not apply for a press pass through the Senate Press Gallery before the riot and entered the building without one.
- On January 7, 2021, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested him without incident at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. On January 8, 2021, he was charged with a single misdemeanor count of unlawful entry into restricted buildings or grounds.
- On January 11, 2021, U.S. Magistrate Judge Wes Porter allowed him to be released from the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu on a $5,000 bond. As part of the bond, he was not allowed to leave Oahu unless he is traveling to Washington, D.C. for future court proceedings.
- On February 3, 2021, he and Nicholas DeCarlo of Burleson, Texas, USA were each indicted for conspiring to commit an offense against the U.S.
- He was 36 years old while DeCarlo was 32 when they pleaded guilty on September 9, 2022 in Washington, D.C. to obstruction of an official proceeding.