This new plea deal is bad news for Roger Stone

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And today may be very bad news for Roger Stone. One of the “Oath Keepers” is pleading guilty to some of the acts that led up to the January 6 insurrection. Graydon Young, a Florida resident, is charged in a 16-person conspiracy case alleging that members of the Oath Keepers conspired to carry out the January 6 insurrection.

It is the first guilty plea among these defendants in the Capitol riot conspiracy cases and is a major development. Investigators are pursuing leads on extremist groups that they believe planned an armed attack to stop Congress from certifying the 2020 election. Investigators say that Young and his brother and others in the Oath Keepers traveled to a Virginia hotel to attend the pro-Trump rallies in Washington DC in early January.

Prosecutors say Young applied to be a member of Oath Keepers, a group of mostly ex-military and law enforcement that organized paramilitary training exercises and attended political events. Prosecutors say that Young was part of the “stack” military-style formation that cut through the crowd to assault the Capitol building.

It is likely that Young has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, in exchange for his guilty plea to some of the charges. Young was charged with conspiracy and aiding and abetting the obstruction of Congress in counting the electoral college votes for President and Vice President. Some of these charges may be dropped in this plea deal.

Young was among the group that took a photo with Roger Stone, posing with Roger Stone’s books. The background appeared to be a replica of the Oval Office. Roger Stone made no comment about this photo. The photo was taking at a book signing December 15, 2020. Some of the other defendants in this conspiracy were also in this photo. Several of the other defendants were in Roger Stone’s security detail.

   

This is the first shoe dropping in the Oath Keeper conspiracy cases. It is likely that Young can inform the prosecutors about the conspiracy and testify against the other defendants in this case.8/politics/roger-stone-oath-keepers-court-filings/index.html

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