man who entered the United States Capitol
as part of an Oath Keepers
group on January 6
pleaded guilty on Wednesday in a large criminal conspiracy
involving more than a dozen other defendants charged in connection with the Capitol attack
Graydon Young is the first Oath Keeper charged in the large conspiracy to enter a public guilty plea, with Judge
Amit P. Mehta accepting Young's guilty plea at a hearing in federal court in Washington
, within sight of the United States Capitol.
Young pleaded guilty to two counts: one of criminal conspiracy and one of obstruction of an official proceeding. As part of the plea agreement, Young agreed to fully cooperate with the government and testify in front of a grand jury
if called upon.
Young was arrested and charged in February as part of a group of Oath Keepers who stormed the Capitol. A Facebook
friend who had known Young for more than 30 years told the FBI
that he recognized Young in a photo taken inside the rotunda. After Jan. 6, the Facebook friend said that Young deleted all of his Facebook posts dating
back to 2019 and then deleted his entire account.