Four Oath Keepers convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack

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Four Oath Keepers convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack

Members of the Oath Keepers extremist group stand on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

From NBC News by Daniel Barnes, Liz Brown-Kaiser, Dareh Gregorian and Julia Jester

A jury on Monday convicted four members of the Oath Keepers of seditious conspiracy in the second batch of guilty verdicts related to the extremist group's efforts to block the certification of the 2020 presidential election.

In addition to the seldom-used charge of seditious conspiracy, the four — Roberto Minuta, Joseph Hackett, David Moerschel and Edward Vallejo — were convicted of obstruction of an official proceeding and of conspiring to obstruct.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta ordered the four to be placed under 24-hour house arrest with limited exceptions and limitations on internet usage until their sentencing, “notwithstanding the nature of these charges, which are undoubtedly serious.”

Prosecutors said the four used a “perverted version of American history” to justify their actions on Jan. 6, 2021.

Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press

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