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For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making

Jan. 16, 2022 19:42 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two days after the election on Nov. 3, 2020, the Oath Keepers were already convinced that victory had been stolen from President Donald Trump and members of the far-right militia group were making plans to march on the U.S. Capitol. “We aren't getting...

Legal risks in sedition conspiracy case against Oath Keepers

Jan. 15, 2022 18:37 PM EST

The seditious conspiracy case against members and associates of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group marks the boldest attempt so far by the government to prosecute those who attacked the U.S. Capitol, but invoking the rarely used charge carries considerable risks. Still, legal...

NC woman pleads guilty to healthcare fraud conspiracy

Jan. 14, 2022 08:21 AM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has pleaded guilty to conspiring with the owner of a pharmacy and others to bill fraudulent claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurers, a federal prosecutor says. Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of...

Seditious conspiracy: 11 Oath Keepers charged in Jan. 6 riot

Jan. 13, 2022 21:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group, and 10 other members or associates have been charged with seditious conspiracy in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, authorities said Thursday. Despite hundreds of charges...

What is seditious conspiracy? Rare, but now part of Jan. 6

Jan. 13, 2022 18:24 PM EST

Sedition, conspiracy. Those big words are now being used in Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection criminal cases after prosecutors charged 11 people Thursday. But what do the terms mean, anyway? Seditious conspiracy occurs when two or more people in the U.S. conspire to...

Founder of far-right Oath Keepers militia group, 10 others charged with seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Jan. 13, 2022 13:42 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Founder of far-right Oath Keepers militia group, 10 others charged with seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

Eastern Indiana man charged after admitting he poisoned wife

Jan. 07, 2022 15:55 PM EST

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana man faces a preliminary charge of conspiracy to commit murder after admitting to poisoning his wife, authorities said. Alfred Ruf, 69, of Franklin Township in Wayne County is being held in the Wayne County Jail after being arrested Monday,...

Iowa man pleads guilty to illegal internet sales of steroids

Jan. 06, 2022 15:37 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally selling more than 300,000 of doses of steroids and other drugs via the internet over about a three-year period. Jon Stidham, 57, of McClelland, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to illegally...

California man pleads guilty in $50M internet scheme

Jan. 05, 2022 17:51 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A California man pleaded guilty Wednesday to running a $50 million fraud scheme using fake websites that advertised high returns on certificates of deposit. Allen Giltman, 56, pleaded guilty by videoconference to wire fraud conspiracy and securities conspiracy....

Mandan woman given time served in drug conspiracy case

Jan. 05, 2022 15:32 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Mandan woman convicted of child neglect to supervised release after she pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge. Prosecutors said 28-year-old Hope Althoff neglected her children while using drugs and took part in a drug...