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Jury convicts four Oath Keepers for seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attacks

Jan. 23 (UPI) — A federal jury found four members of the far-right group Oath Keepers guilty on charges of seditious conspiracy Monday, adding to the list of Capitol rioters convicted in the wake of 2021’s attack on the Capitol.

A U.S. District Court in Washington determined that Roberto Minuta, Joseph Hackett, David Moerschel and Edward Vallejo are guilty of seditious conspiracy for their actions on and leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol Building, NBC News reports.

They were also found guilty of obstruction of an official act, aiding and abetting, and conspiracy to prevent a member of Congress from discharging their official duties. They also were found guilty of trying to prevent the certification of results of the presidential election.

Hackett also was found guilty of tampering with documents or proceedings, according to CNN.

The four will be under house arrest with limited Internet access until their sentencing date, which is yet to be determined. The maximum sentence for seditious conspiracy is 20 years in prison.

The decision comes after a five-week trial and more than two days of jury deliberations…


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