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Third Member Of Oath Keepers Pleads Guilty Of Seditious Conspiracy, Faces 40 Years in Prison



Oath keepers William Todd Wilson

William Todd Wilson, a member of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia group who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 20201, has pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy in connection with the ready insurrection and is now cooperating with the investigation.

Wilson, 44, “did knowingly conspire, confederate, and agree, with other persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury, by force to prevent, hinder, and delay the execution of any law of the United States,” court documents allege.

Prosecutors accused Wilson of joining a plot led by Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the Oath Keepers, to “stop the lawful transfer of presidential power by January 20, 2021, which included multiple ways to deploy force.”

Wilson He could face 40 years in prison as both charges are felonies that carry sentences of up to 20 years each. According to Law and Crime, however, the plea agreement estimates that he will be sentenced to less time in prison in exchange for full cooperation in the government’s investigation.

He told authorities that Rhodes was on the phone with an intermediary of former president Donald Trump on the day of the Capitol riots, who made an extraordinary request.

Rhodes, 55, has also been charged with seditious conspiracy, obstruction, and a host of other felonies and misdemeanors in connection with the Jan. 6 siege. He’s currently in jail while awaiting trial.

Read more at Law And Crime.