A federal jury in Washington has reached a verdict in the seditious conspiracy trial of five members of the right-wing Oath Keepers organization charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
- Stewart Rhodes: Guilty of seditious conspiracy; the most significant verdict as of yet, which carries up to 20 years in prison.
- Kelly Meggs: Guilty of seditious conspiracy
- The other defendants, found not guilty of seditious conspiracy.
Kenneth Harrelson, 42, a medically discharged former Army sergeant and father of two from Titusville, Fla., who prosecutors called the “ground team lead”; Jessica Watkins, 39, another Army veteran and bar owner and militia organizer from Woodstock, Ohio; and Thomas Caldwell, 68, a retired Navy intelligence officer from Berryville, Va. Like Rhodes, Watkins and Caldwell testified in their own defense.
But wait! There’s more!
The jury found all five defendants guilty of obstructing an official proceeding and aiding and abetting.