WASHINGTON — A second defendant in the largest Capitol riot conspiracy case pled guilty Wednesday afternoon.
Jason Dolan, 44, of Wellington, Florida admitted to being part of a military-style stack formation of Oath Keepers who forced their way through the violent mob and into the US Capitol on Jan. 6. Dolan plead guilty to conspiracy and obstruction and has agreed to cooperate fully with government investigators to try and get his reduced sentence.
Dolan, a 20-year Marine veteran, is the second of 18 alleged members of the extremist anti-government group to plead guilty in what has become the largest conspiracy indictment brought by the Department of Justice in the Jan. 6 attack.
Prosecutors have also accused members in the group of stashing rifles at a Northern Virginia hotel before they stormed the Capitol. Thomas Caldwell of Berryville, Virginia is among those still under indictment in the case.
Dolan is facing roughly 5 to 6.5 years in prison, although his time could be reduced by Judge Amit Mehta should the Department of Justice be satisfied with the information Dolan provides. Mehta agreed to delay the sentencing date while Dolan provides information to the FBI.
The first Oath Keeper to plead guilty in the conspiracy case, Graydon Young, agreed to a similar deal with the government. Dolan is the 79th Capitol riot defendant to plead guilty. More than 600 people have been arrested by the FBI in the attack on the Capitol Building.