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Oath Keepers leader makes 1st court appearance following arrest on seditious conspiracy charge


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SOURCE: https://abcnews.go.com/US/oath-keepers-leader-makes-1st-court-appearance-arrest/story?id=82272182
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Stewart Rhodes was arrested Thursday in connection with the Jan. 6 attack.FBI indictment shares alleged details of Oath Keepers leaderThe leader of the Oath Keepers militia group, who was indicted Thursday on a series of charges including seditious conspiracy in connection with the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, made his first appearance before a judge Friday in a federal courtroom in Texas.Stewart Rhodes, a former Army paratrooper and graduate of Yale Law School, could spend decades behind bars if convicted on all five federal counts he faces -- including the most serious seditious conspiracy charge, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.A lawyer for Rhodes told ABC News Friday that the allegations against Rhodes were "lies," and said that no members of the Oath Keepers ever "planned or conspired to attack the Capitol."In his Friday court appearance, Rhodes responded "Yes" when asked by Magistrate Judge Kimberly Priest Johnson if he understood the charges against him.

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