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Four Oath Keepers found guilty of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Jury finds 4 members of the Oath Keepers guilty of seditious conspiracy for roles in Jan. 6 Capitol attack. The defendants plotted to oppose the lawful transfer of presidential power by force.

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Four members of the Oath Keepers were convicted on Monday of seditious conspiracy for their role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol riots. This was the second major trial concerning defendants accused of plotting to forcibly keep President Donald Trump in power.
The defendants included Roberto Minuta, 38, of Prosper, Texas; Joseph Hackett, 52, of Sarasota, Florida; David Moerschel, 45, of Punta Gorda, Florida; and Edward Vallejo, 64, of Phoenix, Arizona.
According to the evidence at trial, the defendants and their co-conspirators plotted to oppose, by force, the lawful transfer of presidential power. They are also said to have amassed an armed “quick reaction force” on the outskirts of the District of Columbia.
“A jury found all four defendants guilty of seditious conspiracy, as well as conspiracies to obstruct the certification of the electoral college vote and to prevent members of Congress from discharging their duties,” said U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland.
The jury also found Hackett guilty of destruction of evidence.
“Today’s verdict is an important step in our continued efforts to hold criminally accountable those involved in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray.

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