Jury Reaches Verdict In Oath Keepers Trial
The Justice Department argued that the attack on the U.S. Capitol was an orchestrated violent attack on American Democracy.
The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of five Oath Keepers leaders.
On Tuesday, the founder of the antigovernment group, Stewart Rhodes, was convicted of seditious conspiracy for arranging a plan to halt the peaceful transfer of power after former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election.
The Justice Department argued that the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th in 2021, was not simply a political protest that went too far, but instead, an orchestrated violent attack on American Democracy and an attempt to keep Joe Biden from being president.
Rhodes is facing a 20-year maximum prison sentence on the charge of seditious conspiracy alone. He was also found guilty of obstructing an official proceeding and tampering with documents.
Kelly Megs was also found guilty of seditious conspiracy and all five defendants were convicted of obstructing an official proceeding, which also carries a 20-year maximum prison sentence.