The far-right Orth Keepers Group has been accused of using force to obstruct the peaceful transfer of power from then-President Donald Trump to President Joe Biden when the US Capitol was attacked on January 6, 2021. were convicted of seditious conspiracy on Monday.
Defendants Roberto Minuta, Joseph Hackett, David Marschel, and Edward Vallejo conspired with other members of a militia group, including founder Stewart Rose, to prevent Congress from authorizing the 2020 Electoral College votes. was accused of The three were accused of being in a military stack that broke into the Capitol. Vallejo was accused of helping store weapons and equipment in a Virginia hotel.
After three days of deliberation, a Washington, DC jury delivered a verdict that included conviction on other charges of conspiracy to obstruct public process and conspiracy to obstruct law enforcement.
Minuta, Hackett and Moreschel were acquitted of minor charges such as destroying government property and tampering with evidence.
The conviction came just months after prosecutors successfully convicted Rhodes and other accomplices of sedition charges.
Defense attorneys argue that the allegations of seditious conspiracy are extreme and that there was no clear plan to commit the crimes alleged by prosecutors.
Overall, six of the nine defendants tried on January 6 for conspiracy to sedition were convicted by the jury.
Four members of the far-right group Proud Boys are currently on trial on the same charges.
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/four-alleged-oath-keepers-members-found-guilty-of-seditious-conspiracy-in-jan-6-case/ Four Oath Keepers members convicted of seditious conspiracy in January 6 incident