Jason Kessler, the man who organized the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been indicted and a capias has been issued for his arrest.
Kessler was issued an indictment by a grand jury in Albemarle County, according to local media outlet CBS19.
Kessler provided a sworn statement earlier this year where he claimed he was assaulted by James Taylor while collecting signatures to have Wes Bellamy removed from the Charlottesville City Council.
That statement was later proven to be false when a video emerged that revealed Kessler was the one who attacked Taylor.
Kessler admitted to the incident in April.
“I’ll admit that what I did was not legal,” Kessler said in April. “I was having a bad day. I’ve never done anything like this before and it will never happen again.”
“He and his buddy came over, they scribbled on my petition and vandalized it,” he added. “James didn’t want to have a conversation with me, he yelled you’re a….and he called me a name. I felt threatened and I hit him to get him away from me.”
According to CBS19, the perjury charge is a class 5 felony, which carries a sentence of up to ten years in prison and up to a $2,500 fine.
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