Oath Keepers Founder Convicted

By Maya Gomez

Editor in Chief

On Nov. 29, officials convicted 56-year-old Stewart Rhodes, founder of the extremist organization Oath Keepers, of tampering with documents, obstruction of an official proceeding, and, seditious conspiracy in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection. Aside from these three offenses, the court acquitted Rhodes of two other conspiracy charges. While he was one of five defendants charged with seditious conspiracy, only Rhodes and Tampa Bay Oath Keeper Kelly Meggs face conviction. With the courts not charging anyone with seditious conspiracy since 1995, the Oath Keepers’ cases are making headlines nationwide. 

(Sources: AP News, NPR, Southern Poverty Law Center)

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