Enrique Tarrio, the former chairman of the Proud Boys, and four other members were accused Monday for seditious conspiracy for their participation in the Jan. 6 Capitol storming
These are the most severe criminal allegations to be filed in the Justice Department's investigation of the attack.
This is the second time a far-right organisation has been charged with seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 assault.
Stewart Rhodes, commander and creator of the far-right Oath Keepers group, was arrested in January.
To establish seditious conspiracy, prosecutors must demonstrate that at least two persons conspired to use force to overturn government authority or postpone a U.S. statute.
Ms. Edwards, a renowned Capitol Police officer, was concussed during the attack.