Oath Keepers lawyer indicted on Jan. 6 charges

Kellye SoRelle, a lawyer for the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers, was arrested Thursday after a federal grand jury indicted her on four counts related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. The charges include conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, and obstruction of justice; prosecutors accuse her of destroying and hiding potential evidence and tampering with documents. SoRelle, unlike Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and 10 other members, was not charged with seditious conspiracy.

SoRelle, 43, was arrested in Junction, Texas, and appeared in federal court in Austin Thursday afternoon. Prosecutors did not ask that she remain in detention, so she was released with conditions.

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