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West Virginia ‘Proud Boy’ Sentenced For Jan. 6 Attack On U.S. Capitol

A man wearing glasses and a red ball cap that has been turned around. The man wears a grey suit.
Jeffrey Finley is pictured here on the day of the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
United States District Court of the District of Columbia

A West Virginia man has been sentenced to prison for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. 

Jeffrey Finley, 28, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 75 days in prison and $500 in restitution, with 12 months of supervised release.

Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia issued the sentence for Finley, who was instructed to surrender voluntarily.

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, who is handling the Jan. 6 cases, had asked for a 90-day sentence for Finley.

At the time of the Capitol attack, Finely was president of the West Virginia chapter of the Proud Boys, a far-right group.

According to the U.S. Justice Department, Finley was part of a group of Proud Boys who rushed the Capitol, stepping over barricades and past U.S. Capitol police.

He pleaded guilty in April 2022.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has prosecuted hundreds of Jan. 6 defendants, including others in West Virginia.