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Jury convicts Oath Keepers leader, 1 other of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 trialBy Amanda Caroline • November 30, 2022 • 81
Jurors deliberated for nearly three days.
A jury on Tuesday convicted Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes and associate Kelly Meggs of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol while also convicting three others of various crimes in the insurrection -- but jurors acquitted the five defendants of other charges brought against them by the federal government.
The jury reached its determination on the third day of deliberations following a trial in federal court in Washington that spanned nearly two months.
Along with Rhodes and Meggs, Kenneth Harrelson, Thomas Caldwell and Jessica Watkins – all fellow Oath Keeper members and associates – were on trial on various charges, including and beyond seditious conspiracy.
Rhodes and the other defendants were charged with disrupting the peaceful transfer of power by conspiring to oppose by force the certification of President Joe Biden's electoral college victory on Jan. 6, 2021, among multiple other felonies.
Rhodes and Meggs were found guilty of seditious conspiracy, the first such convictions by a jury since 1995. They could each face a maximum of 20 years in prison for that charge alone.
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