Before going to join the riot at the Capitol on January 6, Roberto Minuta was an Oath Keeper who was working as part of Roger Stone’s security detail. He was sentenced on Thursday to more than four years in prison for seditious conspiracy for what prosecutors claimed was a deadly plot to prevent President Joe Biden from succeeding Donald Trump after the 2020 election.

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Who is Roberto Minuta?

Roberto Antonio Minuta, an Oath Keepers member and tattoo artist, was convicted of seditious conspiracy in 2023. He is a crucial ally of the far-right movement’s boss, Stewart Rhodes. Before moving to Prosper, Texas, Minuta resided in Newburgh, New York, where he oversaw the Casa Di Dolore tattoo parlor.

Minuta organized a protest in 2021 while breaching COVID-19 public health laws in New York State. During the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, he broke through security to get inside. In his video broadcasts, he stated “You know what? Millions will die. So what? Get your fucking soul ready. Get right with God.”

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Minuta had been working with a group earlier that day to protect Roger Stone. On January 6, he was photographed with bear spray, goggles, and armored gloves.

On March 8, 2021, Minuta was taken into custody. He was put on trial in January 2023 alongside co-defendants Joseph Hackett, David Moerschel, and Edward Vallejo, who were all accused of seditious conspiracy.

He was convicted of seditious conspiracy, obstructing an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting, and conspiracy to prevent a member of Congress from discharging their official duties on January 23, 2023.

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Minuta was cleared of tampering with records or legal procedures. He was given a 54-month sentence by Judge Amit Mehta on June 1.