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Cedar Rapids man convicted of Capitol riot charges



FILE - Rioters wave flags on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. Federal prosecutors are employing an unusual strategy to prove leaders of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group orchestrated a violent plot to keep President Joe Biden out of the White House, even though some of the defendants didn't carry out the violence themselves. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A federal jury convicted a Cedar Rapids man on Tuesday of seven charges related to the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot.


The jury in Washington found Leo Kelly, 37, guilty of charges that included obstructing an official proceeding, entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct, according to the Des Moines Register.

Kelly’s lawyer, Kira West, declined to comment on the verdict.

Kelly will remain out of jail until he is sentenced Aug. 18, according to court records.

Previously, Kelly acknowledged being inside the Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot, which coincided with the certification of Joe Biden’s election as president.

He told the Cedar Rapids Gazette in 2021 that he was in Washington to support President Donald Trump at a rally and then followed a crowd into the Senate chamber.

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