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    Oath Keeper Who Guarded Roger Stone Before Jan. 6 Attack Gets More Than 4 Years in Prison

    Oath Keeper Who Guarded Roger Stone Before Jan. 6 Attack Gets More Than 4 Years in Prison

    — A member of the far-right Oath Keepers extremist group who was part of a security detail for former President Donald Trump ‘s longtime adviser Roger Stone before storming the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Thursday to more than four years in prison.

    Roberto Minuta, who was seen on video guarding Stone hours before the riot on Jan. 6, 2021, was among six Oath Keeper members convicted by jurors of seditious conspiracy for what prosecutors said was a violent plot to stop the transfer of from Trump to President Joe Biden after the 2020 election.

    Minuta is the third Oath Keeper to receive his punishment for seditious conspiracy — the most serious charge the Justice Department has brought in the Capitol attack.

    Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was sentenced last week to 18 years behind bars — the longest sentence that has been handed down so far in hundreds of Capitol riot cases. Kelly Meggs, who led the group's Florida chapter, was sentenced to 12 years.

    Minuta told U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta that he is ashamed of his actions, disavows the Oath Keepers and was “repulsed” by the lack of remorse Rhodes showed at his own sentencing.

    “My emotions got the best of me, and I'm deeply apologetic, your honor,” he told Mehta. “I was misled and naïve.”

    Before handing down the sentence of four years and six months, the judge told Minuta that the law doesn't permit anybody to “gather up arms…

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