Oath Keepers Founding Wife of the Founder ‘Beyond Happy’ With Conviction
- Elmer Stewart Rhodes, founder and leader of Oath Keepers was convicted on Tuesday of seditious conspiracy.
- It is the most important charge in relation to the attack on January 6, 2021.
- Insider was told by Rhodes’ estranged spouse that she was happy with her husband’s conviction.
Tasha Adams, the estranged spouse of Oath Keepers founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes was “thrilled to learn” of her. husband’s conviction related to the January 6 Capitol riot on Tuesday.
A federal jury in Washington, DC, found Kelly Meggs and Rhodes guilty of being members of the Oath Keepers militia. seditious conspiracy to prevent the inauguration of President Joe Biden — a plot that led to the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.
This verdict is the most significant from the many criminal investigations and trials that have been ongoing in relation to the riot.
Adams said to Insider, “I am beyond happy.” Adams stated that he has never had to face any consequence in his entire life. This will be the first time. He has spent his whole life making other people pay. It was past time for him to stop doing this.”
Adams previously told InsiderInformation about Rhodes’ temper as well as his physical and emotional abuse tendencies towards some of their six kids.
The couple met in Las Vegas in 1992 and were married three decades later. Adams stated that Rhodes was controlling of their relationship and often snapped at Adams and their children.
Adams said that Adams “just viciously pushed any psychological button after just about the slightest request” and added that he would also grab their children’s arms or hit them when no one was looking.
When Rhodes was arrested in JanuaryAdams stated that Rhodes was behind bars and she felt relieved. Adams feels that Rhodes’ conviction on Tuesday has brought her husband proper repercussions.
She said, “I am thrilled that the he’s finally facing justice.”
The Justice Department is proud of the Meggs and Rhodes convictions. This marks the first time that prosecutors have convinced juries that the violence at the Capitol was an organized plot.
Michael McDaniel is the Director of Homeland Law at Cooley Law School. told InsiderThere are many hurdles to overcome in proving that the riot was a conspiracy.
“To commit a criminal act, you need to have an agreement. It must be illegal, and it must be criminal. McDaniels added that you must have participated in the activity. “The prosecutor must prove the indicted individuals knew that this was an activity for everyone involved.” The prosecutor must prove that there was an overt act. You have to be working towards the conspiracy’s goal.
Rhodes and Meggs were also convicted of conspiring to seditious acts. They were also found guilty for obstruction of an official proceeding. Three other members of the far right militia group were also convicted of obstruction on Tuesday, but they were not found guilty of conspiracy.
The sentencing date was not set. The case against the members of the Proud Boys who were also charged with seditious conspiracyMcDaniel stated that they could face up to 20 years in prison.
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