Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes gets 18 years for Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy
Rhodes is the first of 14 Jan. 6 defendants to face sentencing after being convicted of — or pleading guilty to — seditious conspiracy. 05/25/2023 01:03 PM EDT Link Copied Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the far-right Oath Keepers, was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison for his involvement in the Jan.
6 attack on the Capitol — the longest sentence handed down to date and the first for a charge of seditious conspiracy.
“You, sir, present an ongoing threat and a peril to this country and its democracy and the very fabric of this country,” said U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta, characterizing Rhodes as a uniquely powerful driver of the threat to democracy that day. “You are smart, you are compelling, and you are charismatic. Frankly, that is what makes you dangerous.”
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Rhodes, 58, is the first of 14 Jan. 6 defendants, including nine Oath Keepers, to face sentencing after being convicted of — or pleading guilty to — seditious conspiracy.
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes sentenced to 18 years in prison on Jan. 6 chargesBREAKING: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, the longest sentence in a Jan. 6 case.
Oath Keepers Founder Rhodes Sentenced To 18 Years For Seditious Conspiracy After Jan. 6 RiotRhodes and Kelly Meggs were found guilty of seditious conspiracy in November.
Oath Keepers leaders to be sentenced for their role in Jan. 6 attackStewart Rhodes and Kelly Meggs were found guilty of seditious conspiracy in November. MORE ⬇️
Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes sentenced to 18 years in prison for plot to keep Trump in power | CNN PoliticsStewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the Oath Keepers, was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday for leading a far-reaching plot to keep then-President Donald Trump in power after he lost the 2020 election.
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