Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes sentenced to 18 years in prison for Capitol riot crimes - 2023-05-25

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F182.png Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes sentenced to 18 years in prison for Capitol riot crimes May 25, 2023, Thomson Reuters, CBC News

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack. It's the longest penalty yet for any crime committed in the attempted insurrection. The judge said Rhodes poses an ongoing threat to American democracy.

Stewart Rhodes, the former Army paratrooper and Yale-educated lawyer who founded the far-right Oath Keepers militia, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for seditious conspiracy related to the 2021 U.S. Capitol attack.

It is by far the longest sentence for any of the 1,000-plus people charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack by supporters of Republican then-president Donald Trump in a failed bid to block Congress from certifying Democratic rival Joe Biden's November 2020 election victory. The longest previous sentence was 14 years in prison given to a Pennsylvania man who attacked police during the rampage.

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{{cite news | title = Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes sentenced to 18 years in prison for Capitol riot crimes | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/oath-keepers-rhodes-sentencing-1.6854081 | work = Thomson Reuters | publisher = CBC News | date = May 25, 2023 | accessdate = June 11, 2023 }}