U.S. choose sentences Oath Keepers founder to 18 years in jail for seditious conspiracy By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Oath Keepers militia founder Stewart Rhodes poses throughout an interview session in Eureka, Montana, U.S. June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Photograph

By Sarah N. Lynch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal choose sentenced the founding father of the far-right militant Oath Keepers Stewart Rhodes to 18 years in jail on Thursday for seditious conspiracy and different crimes associated to the U.S. Capitol assault, after a defiant Rhodes stood earlier than him and insisted he was a “political prisoner.”

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