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Stewart Rhodes, leader of the Oath Keepers militia group, found guilty of sedition

(Sketch by Bill Hennessy)
(Sketch by Bill Hennessy)

Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday by a Washington, DC, jury of seditious conspiracy for orchestrating a far-reaching plan to stop the peaceful transfer of power after former President Donald Trump lost to Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

The conviction is a win for the Justice Department, which argued that the attack on the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was more than just a political protest that got out of control — but rather a violent attack on the seat of American democracy and an effort to keep Biden out of the Oval Office by any means necessary.

Four other defendants also faced charges.

Here’s a full rundown of the verdict:

Count 1: Seditious conspiracy

Stewart Rhodes: GUILTY

Kelly Meggs: GUILTY

Kenneth Harrelson: NOT GUILTY

Jessica Watkins: NOT GUILTY

Thomas Caldwell: NOT GUILTY

Count 2: Conspiracy to Obstruct an official proceeding 

Stewart Rhodes: NOT GUILTY

Kelly Meggs: GUILTY

Kenneth Harrelson: NOT GUILTY

Jessica Watkins: GUILTY

Thomas Caldwell: NOT GUILTY

Count 3: Obstructing an Official Proceeding

Stewart Rhodes: GUILTY

Kelly Meggs: GUILTY

Kenneth Harrelson: GUILTY

Jessica Watkins: GUILTY

Thomas Caldwell: GUILTY

Count 4: Conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging any duties

Stewart Rhodes: NOT GUILTY

Kelly Meggs: GUILTY

Kenneth Harrelson: GUILTY

Jessica Watkins: GUILTY

Thomas Caldwell: NOT GUILTY

Count 5: Destruction of Government Property and Aiding and Abetting 

Kelly Meggs: NOT GUILTY

Kenneth Harrelson: NOT GUILTY

Jessica Watkins: NOT GUILTY

Count 6: Civil Disorder and Aiding and Abetting

Jessica Watkins: GUILTY

Count 7: Tampering with Documents

Stewart Rhodes: GUILTY

Count 8: Tampering with Documents

Kelly Meggs: GUILTY

Count 9: Tampering with Documents

Kenneth Harrelson: GUILTY

Count 13: Tampering with Documents

Thomas Caldwell: GUILTY


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