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  • Charged

Joseph HackettLast Updated: May 26, 2022

Location

Sarasota, Florida

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Sarasota, Florida
  • Charged on Jan 12, 2022

Executive Summary

Agreed to plan and participate in an operation to interfere with the certification of the electoral college vote by coordinating in advance with others, using websites and social media to recruit participants, and traveling to Washington, D.C., with paramilitary gear and supplies including firearms, tactical vests with plates, helmets and radio equipment.

As early as Jan. 3, joined an invitation-only encrypted Signal group message titled, “OK FL DC OP Jan 6”.

Litigation Details

DOJ Case Number:

1:21-cr-28

Charges

Conspiracy Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting Destruction of Government Property and Aiding and Abetting Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Sarasota, Florida | May 28, 2021
  • Arraigned

    June 24, 2021 "Arraigned 6/24 and pleaded not guilty to all counts."
  • Charged

    August 4, 2021 "Charged via fifth superseding indictment 8/4. Defendant remains in High Intensity Supervision Program."
  • Charged

    May 26, 2021 "Charged via fourth superseding indictment 5/26."
  • Charged

    January 12, 2022 "New case, indictment 1/12/22. Seditious conspiracy and other charges in new case that also encompasses earlier charges."

Affiliated Organizations

    • Extremist / Right-Wing Group

    Oath Keepers

    23 individual(s)

Press Coverage

  • Four Arrested in Sixteen-Defendant Oath Keeper Conspiracy Case for Activities Leading to U.S. Capitol Breach

    Published on June 4, 2021 Read at US DOJ

Affiliated People (14)

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    • Charged

    Jason Dolan

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Wellington, Florida
    • Plea agreement on September 15, 2021
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    • Charged

    William Isaacs

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Kissimmee, Florida
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
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    • Charged

    Jonathan Walden

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Verbena, Alabama
    • Trial on January 31, 2022
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    • Charged

    • Subpoenaed

    Stewart Rhodes

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Granbury, Texas
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
    Occupation
    • Oath Keepers
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    • Charged

    Kelly Meggs

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Middle District, Florida
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
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    • Charged

    Kenneth Harrelson

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Titusville, Florida
    • Trial on January 31, 2022
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    • Charged

    Jessica Watkins

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Dayton, Ohio
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
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    • Charged

    Joshua James

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Arab, Alabama
    • Pleaded on March 2, 2022
    Occupation
    • Leader of Oath Keepers Alabama Chapter
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    • Charged

    Roberto Minuta

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Southern District, New York
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
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    • Charged

    Joseph Hackett

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Sarasota, Florida
    • Charged on January 12, 2022
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    • Charged

    David Moerschel

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Fort Myers, Florida
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
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    • Charged

    Brian Ulrich

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Guyton, Georgia
    • Pleaded on April 29, 2022
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    • Charged

    Thomas Caldwell

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Charlottesville, Virginia
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
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    • Charged

    Edward Vallejo

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Phoenix, Arizona
    • Charged on June 22, 2022

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