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US FBI Arrest Leader Of Oath Keepers Group In January 6 Investigation – Justice Dept.



Leader of the right-wing Oath Keepers group Stewart Rhodes was arrested by US law enforcement officials after being charged alongside 11 other defendants with seditious conspiracy and other crimes related to the January 6 breach of the Capitol, the Justice Department said on Thursday

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 13th January, 2022) Leader of the right-wing Oath Keepers group Stewart Rhodes was arrested by US law enforcement officials after being charged alongside 11 other defendants with seditious conspiracy and other crimes related to the January 6 breach of the Capitol, the Justice Department said on Thursday.

“The seditious conspiracy indictment alleges that, following the Nov.

3, 2020, presidential election, Rhodes conspired with his co-defendants and others to oppose by force the execution of the laws governing the transfer of presidential power by Jan. 20, 2021,” the Justice Department said in a press release.

The indictment alleges that the Oath Keepers are a loosely organized collection of individuals, some of whom with militia associations, the Justice Department said. The group focuses on recruiting current and former military, law enforcement and first-responder personnel, they added.



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