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Leo Kelly

Upon being asked how he felt about what happened on January 6th, Kelly stated that he felt “conflicted,” as “… you violate someone else’s space … force your way into a building … in some ways that really feels wrong … but, … that [space] really does belong to us.” KELLY continued, “… that should only be an absolute last resort … maybe we shouldn’t have done that … it’s just, you come to the end of your rope … and you get swept up in a movement … and there’s a bunch of people running and doing this … it’s not the logical mind that’s working anymore … you’re just reacting to things and, finally, there’s a chance that you can be heard … we took that chance … God will judge us … perhaps I did something wrong … I tried to be as respectful as I could while I was in there, you know, while still saying what I felt needed to be said.”  There is no evidence of any violence committed by Kelly.

Please keep in mind that in the United States, every citizen charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  • First Name(s): Leo
  • Last Name(s): Kelly
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-708
  • Arrest Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Judge: Zia M. Faruqui
  • Judge: Royce Lamberth
  • Entry Last Updated: 12/05/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 09/25/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (1) Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority (2) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (3) Entering and Remaining on the Floor of Congress (4) Entering and Remaining in Certain Rooms in the Capitol Building (5) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (6) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (7)

Case Status

Arrested 1/18/21. Initial appearance held 2/9. Placed on personal recognizance on 2/16/2021. Arraignment held 12/21/21, entered a plea of not guilty to all counts of the Indictment. Jury deliberations concluded on 5/9/23, jury rendered a verdict of guilty on all 7 Counts of the Indictment. Sentencing held on 8/18/2023, sentenced to 30 months of incarceration to run concurrently, 36 months of supervised release to run concurrently, $190 special assessment, $5,000 fine and $2,000 fine.

USA Attorney

Gregory Rosen
Assistant United States Attorney VA Bar No. 82584 United States Attorney’s Office District of Columbia 601 D Street N.W. Washington DC 20530 Phone- (202)-252-6932 Email- [email protected]

USA Attorney

Ashley Akers
Trial Attorney US Department of Justice District of Columbia 601 D Street N.W. Washington DC 20530 Phone- (202)-353-0521 Email- [email protected]

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