Leader of Oath Keepers militia group faces sedition charge over Capitol attack - 2022-01-13

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F345.png Leader of Oath Keepers militia group faces sedition charge over Capitol attack January 13, 2022, Martin Pengelly, The Guardian

Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group, has been arrested and charged with seditious conspiracy in the 6 January attack on the US Capitol, the Department of Justice said on Thursday.

Ten others face the same charge, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

Announcing the first seditious conspiracy charges brought in connection with the Capitol attack, the justice department said members of the extremist group came to Washington intent on stopping the certification of Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump in the presidential election.

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{{cite news | first = Martin | last = Pengelly | title = Leader of Oath Keepers militia group faces sedition charge over Capitol attack | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/13/oath-keepers-capitol-attack-us | work = The Guardian | date = January 13, 2022 | accessdate = January 14, 2022 }}