Far-Right Militia Leader Found Guilty of Plotting to Stop Biden from Taking Office

Stewart Rhodes, the leader of a far-right militia, has been found guilty of plotting to stop US President Joe Biden from taking office after the 2020 election. A jury found Rhodes guilty of the rare charge of seditious conspiracy following a two-month trial.

Rhodes plotted an armed rebellion to stop the transfer of power from Donald Trump to Mr Biden, prosecutors said. Four more members of the group were on trial with Rhodes related to the 2021 Capitol riots.

Three of the group – Jessica Watkins, Kelly Meggs and Kenneth Harrelson – went inside the building during the attack. Meggs was also found guilty of seditious conspiracy on Tuesday. Both Rhodes and Meggs now face a maximum 20 year sentence on the charges.

By Evey Lovelace

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