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DOJ recommends 25-year prison sentence for Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes:


Oath Keepers founder and Yale graduate Stewart Rhodes was found guilty in November of seditious conspiracy in relation to the January 6 riot

Prosecutors in the case are seeking a sentence of 25 years in prison for Rhodes 

If the sentence his handed down, it would be the longest so far of anyone convicted of playing a role in the Capitol riot  

The US Justice Department asked a federal judge on Friday to sentence Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes to 25 years in prison for his conviction on seditious conspiracy and other charges over the January 6th riot.

President Joe Biden's DOJ is also seeking a sentence of 21 years for another Oath Keepers leader, Kelly Meggs, who was also found guilty in November of seditious conspiracy by a Washington, DC, jury.

Rhodes and Meggs are among 10 members of far-right groups found guilty of seditious conspiracy - a plot to oppose the government with force - for their roles in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, which was an attempt to overturn Democratic President Joe Biden's 2020 election win.