Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes received the longest prison sentence to date stemming from the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Convicted by a Washington, D.C., jury in November on seditious conspiracy and other charges, the 58-year-old Rhodes was sentenced on Thursday to 18 years behind bars.
“I dare say, Mr. Rhodes – and I never have said this to anyone I have sentenced – you pose an ongoing threat and peril to our democracy and the fabric of this country,” said District Judge Amit Mehta, according to CNN.
The report said prosecutors had sought a 25-year prison sentence.
“This is terrorism,” declared prosecutor Kathryn Rakoczy, who argued for a longer sentence because of “the threat of harm and historic nature of attempting to stop the certification of
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