US indicts founder of far-right Oath Keepers for sedition in Capitol attack: DOJ

AFP , Thursday 13 Jan 2022

The founder of the far-right group Oath Keepers and ten others were indicted for seditious conspiracy in the January 6, 2021 assault on the US Capitol, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

A member of the Proud Boys holds up a can of alcohol as he crosses the street in front of the Oregon State Capitol building during a far-right rally on January 8, 2022 in Salem, Oregon. AFP

Stewart Rhodes, 56, who founded and led the extremist group, and another alleged member of the conspiracy, Ed Vallejo, were arrested early Thursday.

If found guilty they face up to 20 years in prison.

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