Enrique Tarrio, who is known to be the leader of the pro-Trump group Proud Boys, became a "prolific" informant for federal and local law enforcement after he was arrested in 2012, according to court documents obtained by Reuters.
Speaking to Reuters, Tarrio denied that he was ever an informer.
"I don't know any of this," he said. "I don't recall any of this."
But in a statement to Reuters, former federal prosecutor Vanessa Singh Johannes said that Tarrio "cooperated with local and federal law enforcement, to aid in the prosecution of those running other, separate criminal enterprises, ranging from running marijuana growing houses in Miami to operating pharmaceutical fraud schemes."
As a result of his informant status, Tarrio and two other defendants had their sentences reduced after they pleaded guilty in a fraud case related to the relabeling and sale of stolen diabetes test kits. Tarrio's information helped the prosecution of 13 people on federal charges in two separate cases, and had helped local authorities investigate a gambling ring.
"Tarrio's then-lawyer Jeffrey Feiler said in court that his client had worked undercover in numerous investigations, one involving the sale of anabolic steroids, another regarding 'wholesale prescription narcotics' and a third targeting human smuggling. He said Tarrio helped police uncover three marijuana grow houses, and was a 'prolific' cooperator," Reuters reports.
Read the full report over at Reuters.