34-year-old Joshua James confessed to conspiring to organize a rebellion, as well as to obstructing the approval of the results of the presidential elections held in November 2020 in the country.

Leader of the ultra-right organization Oath Keepers (state of Alabama) pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the case of storming the Capitol during the riots in Washington on January 6 last year. This was reported on Thursday by Reuters with reference to the U.S. Department of Justice.

According to him, 34-year-old Joshua James confessed to conspiring to organize a rebellion, as well as to obstructing the approval of the results of the presidential elections held in November 2020 in the country. The leader of Oath Keepers agreed to cooperate with the investigation.

On January 13, the U.S. authorities detained the founder and leader of Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes, as part of the case of storming the Capitol. As explained in the Ministry of Justice, Rhodes and 10 other persons were charged with conspiracy to organize a riot, as well as other offenses related to the storming of the Capitol. The U.S. department clarified that Rhodes was charged for the first time in connection with last year’s events. The accused may face up to 20 years in prison.