Four Oath Keepers Convicted of Seditious Conspiracy in Jan 6 Attack

Four Oath Keepers Convicted of Seditious Conspiracy in Jan 6 Attack

On Monday, a Washington DC jury convicted four far-right Oath Keepers group members of seditious conspiracy over a plot to stop the transfer of presidential power in 2021.

The 12-member jury members found Davis Moerschel, Joseph Hackett, Roberto Minuta, and Edward Vallejo all guilty of conspiring to stop the certification of President Joe Biden’s election victory on January 6, 2021.

They are the second set of individuals associated with the Oath Keepers to be convicted in connection with the insurrection.

The group’s leader, Stewart Rhodes, was convicted of conspiring against the electoral college certification, preventing a member of congress from discharging their duties and obstructing an official proceeding in November.

Three other members were found not guilty of seditious conspiracy in that trial. Still, they were found guilty on a host of additional felony charges connected to their actions around the attack at the White House.

Oath Keeper members have maintained their innocence throughout the trials and have vowed to continue fighting the judgments against them.

On the day of the attack, Moerchel, Minuta, and Hackett entered the Capitol in tactical gear.

Moerchel and Hackett were seen in photos of the popular military-style “stack” formations of members who moved throughout the mob during the riot.

Vallejo was accused of staying back at a North Virginia hotel, where the members of the Oath Keepers staged a “quick reaction force” that prosecutors said was equipped with firearms ready to be quickly transported into Washington.

Five police officers and four people died of various causes after the attack. Since the incident, prosecutors have brought criminal charges against more than 950 people following the assault.

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