UK Markets open in 7 hrs 29 mins
  • NIKKEI 225

    27,781.02
    +497.43 (+1.82%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    26,235.80
    +274.77 (+1.06%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    71.48
    +0.22 (+0.31%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,816.10
    -6.10 (-0.33%)
     
  • DOW

    34,838.16
    -97.31 (-0.28%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    28,350.11
    -420.79 (-1.46%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    951.68
    -9.21 (-0.96%)
     
  • Nasdaq

    14,681.07
    +8.39 (+0.06%)
     
  • ^FTAS

    4,061.12
    +30.88 (+0.77%)
     

Oath Keeper Reaches Plea Deal, Will Cooperate In Major Jan. 6 Conspiracy Case

·1-min read

A Florida man who went into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as part of a group of Oath Keepers pleaded guilty on Wednesday in a large criminal conspiracy involving more than a dozen other defendants charged in connection with the Capitol attack.

Graydon Young is the first Oath Keeper charged in the large conspiracy to enter a public guilty plea. Judge Amit P. Mehta accepted Young’s guilty plea at a hearing in D.C. federal court, within eyesight of the U.S. Capitol.

Graydon Young, an Oath Keeper arrested in February, has reached a plea deal. (Photo: FBI)
Graydon Young, an Oath Keeper arrested in February, has reached a plea deal. (Photo: FBI)

Young pleaded guilty to two charges: one criminal conspiracy charge and a second count of obstruction of an official proceeding. As part of the plea agreement, Young will fully cooperate with the government and testify before a grand jury if called upon.

Young was originally arrested in February and charged as part of a group of Oath Keepers who stormed the Capitol. A Facebook friend who had known Young for more than 30 years told the FBI that he recognized Young in a photo taken inside the rotunda. After Jan. 6, the Facebook friend said that Young deleted his Facebook posts going back to 2019 and then deleted his whole account.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting