Militia leader gets 18 years in prison over US Capitol attack

WASHINGTON: Stewart Rhodes, founding father of the far-right Oath Keepers militia, was dealt an 18 12 months jail sentence Thursday for seditious conspiracy within the 2021 assault on the US Capitol, the hardest penalty given but over the January 6 assault.
“You current an ongoing risk and a peril to this nation,” stated Decide Amit Mehta in saying the sentence, after Rhodes declared he was a “political prisoner.”

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