Oath Keepers Founder Found Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy

Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, has been found guilty of seditious conspiracy following a two-month trial. Rhodes plotted an armed rebellion to stop the transfer of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden, prosecutors said. Four more people were on trial with Rhodes related to the 2021 Capitol riots.

was found guilty of conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstructing an official proceeding, destruction of government property, and aiding and abetting. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

trial took place over the course of two months, with prosecutors presenting evidence that Rhodes had been planning an armed rebellion to stop the transfer of power from Trump to Biden. Rhodes and his co-conspirators had been stockpiling weapons and ammunition, and had made plans to travel to Washington, D.C. to take part in the insurrection.

and his co-conspirators were ultimately unsuccessful in their plot, and Biden was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2021. However, the riot at the Capitol resulted in five deaths and dozens of injuries.

By Evey Lovelace

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