Federal prosecutors file seditious conspiracy charges against Oath Keepers in Jan. 6 attack

A charge of seditious conspiracy carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, DOJ says

By: - January 13, 2022 3:55 pm
lawmakers gather at U.S. Capitol

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pauses for a moment of silence alongside fellow lawmakers and congressional staff members as they participate in a prayer vigil to commemorate the anniversary of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The event took place on Jan. 6, 2022 in Washington, D.C. One year ago, supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for Joe Biden. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa is a reporter in the States Newsroom Washington, D.C, bureau. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.