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Fourth Edholder in Capitol Rebellion pleads guilty, cooperates with FBI

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WASHINGTON – A fourth person who joined members of the far-right Oath Keepers during the January 6 Capitol uprising pleaded guilty Tuesday and collaborated with federal investigators.

The man, 20, Caleb Berry, from Tampa, Florida, admitted in federal court in Washington, DC, that he and other group members planned on Jan. 6 and entered the Capitol in a single file formation.

Prosecutors had asked a federal judge to keep records of his case under seal until Tuesday to avoid tipping other oath-guards facing federal charges. Confidentiality “will ensure the safety of the defendant while he cooperates under his prayer agreement,” they said.

The FBI has so far been successful in persuading members and supporters of the Oath Keepers to cooperate with the extensive federal investigation. Several members of the group are facing conspiracy; prosecutors have said they played a role in planning the Capitol siege.

Three other people have admitted to joining other oath-keepers to storm the Capitol. Two pleaded guilty last month – Mark Grods of Alabama and Graydon Young of Florida. In April, Jona Schaffer of Indiana became the first Oath Keeper to pray, admitting he entered the Capitol wearing a tactical vest and wearing bear spray.

They, too, agreed to cooperate with investigators.

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