Seditious conspiracy is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, so the two Oath Keepers leaders who were found guilty today, Stewart Rhodes (above, left) and Kelly Meggs (above, right), could conceivably be locked up for the rest of their miserable lives, thankfully. Rhodes is 57, while Meggs is 52. Three other Oath Keepers were also convicted today on lesser charges, via NBC:
A federal jury in Washington on Tuesday found Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and Kelly Meggs, another member of the far-right organization, guilty of seditious conspiracy in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Three other members of the group who were on trial alongside Rhodes and Meggs — Jessica Watkins, Kenneth Harrelson and Thomas Caldwell — were found not guilty on the seditious conspiracy charge. All five defendants were found guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting for their actions on Jan. 6.
A lot more details on all the verdicts and defendants at the link.
Some background on Rhodes and the Oath Keepers, which aired prior to the trial and conviction:
Another January 6th domestic terrorist who tried to overthrow the government is, of course, gay-for-pay porn star Steven Miles (a.k.a. Sergeant Miles). He’s currently on house arrest in Florida and has been delaying his trial all year. His next court date is set for January 19th, 2023, and he faces up to 55 years in prison if convicted on all six of his felony charges.