Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the rightwing Oath Keepers militia group, has been found guilty of seditious conspiracy, a charge arising from the attack on the US Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump. In an eight-week trial, the Yale Law-educated former US army paratrooper and disbarred attorney was accused, with four associates, of fomenting a plot to use force to block Congress from certifying Joe Biden's 2020 election victory. It was the most significant trial arising from the deadly Capitol riot of 6 January 2021, which has been linked to nine deaths including suicides among law enforcement. A US district judge, Amit Mehta, presided.
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