ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (NEWSPLEX/WRIC) — The man who organized the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville was recently indicted by a grand jury in a nearby county on a felony perjury charge.

Jason Kessler was recently charged in Albemarle County in relation to a sworn statement he made in January. Court records show that on Jan. 23, 2017, Kessler gave a statement to a magistrate claiming that he was assaulted by James Taylor on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall while trying to get signatures for a petition.

Court records show that on Jan. 23, 2017, Kessler gave a statement to a magistrate claiming that he was assaulted by James Taylor on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall while trying to get signatures for a petition. The petition was to get Wes Bellamy removed from Charlottesville City Council.

Kessler was later convicted of assault related to that incident. The charges against Taylor were later dismissed.

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