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  • Arrested

Joseph HackettLast Updated: June 8, 2023

Location

Sarasota, Florida

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Sarasota, Florida
  • Trial on Jan 23, 2023

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."
  • Charged

    June 22, 2022 "Superseding indictment filed 6/22/22."
  • Trial

    January 23, 2023 "Sentenced at Trial 1/23/23."

Affiliated Organizations

    • Extremist / Right-Wing Group

    Oath Keepers

    24 individual(s)

Press Coverage

  • New Article Four More Oath Keepers Sentenced for Seditious Conspiracy Related to U.S. Capitol Breach

    Published on June 2, 2023 Read at US DOJ
  • Four Oath Keepers Found Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy Related to U.S. Capitol Breach

    Published on January 23, 2023 Read at US DOJ
  • Four More Oath Keepers Members Convicted of Sedition in Second Trial

    Published on January 23, 2023 Read at New York Times
  • 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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    • Arrested

    Jason Dolan

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

    William Isaacs

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

    Jonathan Walden

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

    • Subpoenaed

    Stewart Rhodes

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Granbury, Texas
    • Trial on November 29, 2022
    Occupation
    • Oath Keepers
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    • Arrested

    Kelly Meggs

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Middle District, Florida
    • Trial on November 29, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Kenneth Harrelson

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Titusville, Florida
    • Trial on November 29, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Jessica Watkins

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Dayton, Ohio
    • Trial on November 29, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Joshua James

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

    Roberto Minuta

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Southern District, New York
    • Trial on January 23, 2023
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    • Arrested

    Joseph Hackett

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Sarasota, Florida
    • Trial on January 23, 2023
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    • Arrested

    David Moerschel

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Fort Myers, Florida
    • Trial on January 23, 2023
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    • Arrested

    Brian Ulrich

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

    Thomas Caldwell

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Charlottesville, Virginia
    • Trial on November 29, 2022
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    • Convicted

    Edward Vallejo

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Phoenix, Arizona
    • Sentenced on January 23, 2023

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