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Assault on the Capitol: the leader of the Oath Keepers arrested and charged

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The founder and leader of the Oath Keepers, one of America’s leading far-right groups, has been arrested and charged with seditious conspiracy for his role in the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, the Department of Public Health announced Thursday. United States Justice.

Stewart Rhodes, a former U.S. Army paratrooper, is one of 11 people who will be held accountable in federal court after being indicted by a grand jury in the District of Columbia, the territory of the American capital.

November, Rhodes, the co-defendants and others conspired to oppose force, enforcement of the law governing the transfer of presidential powers on 20January 2021″,”text”:”After the November 3 presidential election, Rhodes, co-defendants and others conspired to oppose force, law enforcement governing transfer of powers presidential elections on January 20, 2021″}}”>After the November 3 presidential election, Rhodes, co-defendants and others conspired to oppose force, law enforcement governing transfer of presidential powers on January 20, 2021, says the Department of Justice.

As of the end of December 2020, Rhodes and the other conspiratorsDC on or around the 6thJanuary, when certification of the Electoral College votes was to take place”,”text”:”coordinated and planned to go to WashingtonD.C. on or around January 6, the date on which the certification of the votes of the Electoral College was to take place”}}”>coordinated and planned to go to Washington D.C. on or around January 6, when certification of Electoral College votes was to take place and have makes plans to bring weapons into the area.

Stewart Rhodes and the other 10 people face a total of 17 charges. A guilty verdict on the single count of seditious conspiracy could earn them 20 years in prison.

More details to come.

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