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US Prosecutors Preparing to Bring Sedition Charges in Capitol Breach

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US Prosecutors Preparing to Bring Sedition Charges in Capitol Breach

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Prosecutors are preparing to bring sedition charges against some people involved in the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol, a U.S. attorney said Tuesday. “We are closely looking at evidence related to the sedition charges,” acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin told reporters in a call. “We are working on those cases and I think the results will bear fruit very soon,” he added. Sherwin said the cases would involve 18 U.S. Code § 2384, or seditious conspiracy. That charge can be brought for a conspiracy that involves two or more people conspiring to overthrow, put down, or destroy by force the government. Charges can also be brought if two or more people try to levy war against the government or oppose the government’s authority by force. The penalty for a sedition charge is up to 20 years in prison. No sedition charges have been brought in …

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