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Oath Keepers' Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

 

November 30, 2022

Bryan Smith, TNS

A member of the Oath Keepers looks on as supporters of Donald Trump attend a rally protesting the 2020 election results in Washington, DC., on January 6, 2021.

WASHINGTON - Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn President Joe Biden's election, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.

A Washington, D.C., jury found Rhodes guilty of sedition after three days of deliberations in the nearly two-month-long trial that showcased the far-right extremist group's efforts to keep Republican Donald Trump in the White House at all costs.

Rhodes was acquitted of two other conspiracy charges. A co-defendant - Kelly Meggs, who led the antigovernment group's Florida chapter - was also convicted of seditious conspiracy, while three other associates were cleared of that charge. Jurors found all five defendants guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding: Congress' certification of Biden's electoral victory.

https://www.startribune.com/oath-keepers-rhodes-guilty-of-jan-6-seditious-conspiracy/600231151/

 

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