May 26, 2023

Militia leader gets 18 years in prison over US Capitol attack

WASHINGTON: Stewart Rhodes, founder of the far-right Oath Keepers militia, was dealt an 18 year prison sentence on Thursday for seditious conspiracy in the 2021 attack on the US Capitol, the toughest penalty given yet over the January 6 assault.“Seditious conspiracy is among the most serious crimes an American can commit,” said Judge Amit Mehta in pronouncing the sentence. “You present an ongoing threat and a peril to this country,” Mehta told Rhodes, who led the Oath Keepers and...