Oath Keepers leader, 10 others charged in seditious plot to breach U.S. Capitol during January 6 insurrection

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  • Federal authorities arrested Stewart Rhodes, leader and founder of the extremist far-right Oath Keepers militia, on charges related to the January 6 Capitol riots.
  • Rhodes was charged with conspiracy to treason.
  • Rhodes is known to have happened outside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, when a crowd of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the campus and ransacked its buildings in an attempt to disrupt an ongoing session of Congress . President Joe Biden.

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Federal officials on Thursday accused Stewart Rhodes of, Leader and founder of the extremist far-right Oath Keepers militia, and 10 others for seditious conspiracy and other crimes for their alleged role in the January 6 Capitol riots.

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An indictment alleges that following the November 2020 presidential election, Rhodes and others conspired to oppose the transfer of presidential power from then-President Donald Trump to Joe Biden, which included plans to dissolve the Capitol on Jan. Attempts were made to control 6, 2021.

Granbury Rhodes, 56, a Texas resident, was arrested early Thursday afternoon.

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Rhodes is known to have happened outside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, when a crowd of Trump supporters stormed the campus and its buildings in an attempt to disrupt the ongoing session of Congress ratifying Biden’s election. broke it.

Also indicted was Edward Vallejo, 63, of Phoenix, Arizona, who was arrested in that city on Thursday morning, officials said.

Neither Rhodes nor Vallejo had been previously indicted in connection with the riot.

According to officials, nine others who were earlier charged in connection with the riots were also charged on Thursday.

They are Thomas Caldwell, 67, of Berryville, Virginia; Joseph Hackett, 51, of Sarasota, Florida; Kenneth Harrelson, 41, of Titusville, Florida; Joshua James, 34, of Arabia, Alabama; Kelly Meggs, 52, of Dunnellon, Florida; Roberto Minuta, 37, of Prosper, Texas; David Morschel, 44, of Punta Gorda, Florida; Brian Ulrich, 44, Guyton, Georgia and Jessica Watkins, 39, Woodstock, Ohio.

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