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Four Oath Keepers convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack

The trial was the second to charge members of the extremist group with seditious conspiracy in the Capitol riot.
Jan. 23, 2023, 2:38 PM EST / Updated Jan. 23, 2023, 3:25 PM EST
By Daniel Barnes, Liz Brown-Kaiser, Dareh Gregorian and Julia Jester


A jury on Monday convicted four members of the Oath Keepers of seditious conspiracy in the second batch of guilty verdicts related to the extremist group's efforts to block the certification of the 2020 presidential election.

In addition to the seldom-used charge of seditious conspiracy, the four — Roberto Minuta, Joseph Hackett, David Moerschel and Edward Vallejo — were convicted of obstruction of an official proceeding and of conspiring to obstruct.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta ordered the four to be placed under 24-hour house arrest with limited exceptions and limitations on internet usage until their sentencing, “notwithstanding the nature of these charges, which are undoubtedly serious.”

The jury started deliberations Thursday morning after a five-week trial.

Prosecutors said the four used a “perverted version of American history” to justify their actions on Jan. 6, 2021.

“Attacking the Capitol was a means to an end,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Louis Manzo told jurors during closing arguments Wednesday. He said the group took advantage of the riot and seized the opportunity to fulfill their goal of preventing Congress from counting the electoral votes and confirming Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

“January 6 was just a battle. The full conspiracy was to stop the transfer of power,” Manzo said.

Prosecutors said Vallejo was staged at a Virginia hotel with a stockpile of rifles — which they have called a "Quick Reaction Force" — while Hackett, Moerschel and Minuta led groups to breach the Capitol.

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Re: Four Oath Keepers convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2023, 09:16:25 pm »
I know nothing about these guys except they have seen more punitive  enforcement than the entire Antifa organization.

I display the Confederate Battle Flag in honor of my great great great grandfathers who spilled blood at Wilson's Creek and Shiloh.  5 others served in the WBTS with honor too.

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Re: Four Oath Keepers convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2023, 09:23:10 pm »
Really, they're being convicted of thought crimes by Democrat-heavy juries and out of control DC-based federal judges, who are going way beyond the law to impose excessive sentences to make examples of them.
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Re: Four Oath Keepers convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2023, 09:33:37 pm »
Also this just in...

Man who rested feet on desk in Pelosi’s office on Jan. 6 found guilty on 8 counts

https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/23/politics/richard-barnett-pelosi-office-january-6/index.html

An Arkansas man who was infamously photographed putting his feet on a desk inside then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the January 6, 2021, insurrection was found guilty on eight counts by a Washington, DC, jury Monday.

Richard Barnett, 62, also known as “Bigo,” was charged with eight federal crimes relating to his actions at the US Capitol that day, including entering and remaining in a restricted area with a deadly or dangerous weapon and obstructing an official proceeding.

Barnett will be sentenced in early May and will stay released on home detention with a GPS ankle monitor until then, despite a request from prosecutors to revoke his release. He faces up to 20 years in prison for the top charge of obstructing an official proceeding.

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aka "nasty degenerate SOB," "worst of the worst at Free Republic," "Garbage Troll," "Neocon Warmonger," "Filthy Piece of Trash," "damn $#%$#@!," "Silly f'er," "POS," "war pig," "neocon scumbag," "insignificant little ankle nipper," "@ss-clown," "neocuck," "termite," "Uniparty Deep stater," "Never Trump sack of dog feces," "avid Bidenista," "filthy Ukrainian," "war whore," "fricking chump," psychopathic POS, and depraved SOB.

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Re: Four Oath Keepers convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2023, 09:43:38 pm »
The next republican president should commute the sentences of all of these people.

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Re: Four Oath Keepers convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2023, 09:49:37 pm »
The next republican president should commute the sentences of all of these people.

Or at least start arresting, convicting, and imprisoning all the FBI agents who have decided to take their law enforcement efforts into ideological  witch hunts.
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