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Oath Keeper first to plead guilty in Capitol riot

Oath Keeper first to plead guilty in Capitol riot

Member of “Oath Keepers” pleads guilty. First conviction in Capitol riot charges.

Where: Washington DC

The Facts

▪ Jon Schaffer, 53, pleaded guilty on two counts: felony count of obstruction of an official proceeding; entering and remaining in a restricted building/grounds with a dangerous weapon.

▪ The first plea, 100 days after the Capitol attack, came as more than 400 rioters have been arrested across the US.

▪ In his plea agreement, Schaffer has confirmed he is a founding lifetime member of the Oath Keepers, a loosely organized collection of individuals some of whom are associated with militias.

▪ The terms of the plea agreement are broad and require Schaffer to cooperate with the government on relevant matters.

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