Third Oath Keepers member pleads guilty in federal court

The third member of the Oath Keepers has pled guilty to sedition conspiracy in federal court due to actions surrounding the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

According to a report by The Washington Examiner, William Todd Wilson, 45, of Newton Grove, North Carolina pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including obstruction.

Wilson accepted a plea deal to assist the Department of Justice with its investigation into the events surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill demonstrations.

“His and others’ actions sought to stop the transfer of power by disrupting a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia said in a bulletin.

Oath Keepers, which is a right-wing political activist group, has had two other members plead guilty to seditious conspiracy and obstruction charges, according to the DOJ.

Joshua James, 34, of Arab, Alabama, pleaded guilty on March 2, and Brian Ulrich, 44, of Guyton, Georgia, pleaded guilty on April 29.

According to the Examiner, The Oath Keepers “are a large but loosely organized collection of individuals, some of whom are associated with militias.

“Though the Oath Keepers will accept anyone as members, they explicitly focus on recruiting current and former military, law enforcement, and first-responder personnel.” according to the DOJ bulletin.

A sentencing date has been set for Wilson, but upon sentencing, he faces up to 20 years in prison for each charge.