GOP candidate for governor of Michigan on the Republican ticket – The governor candidate for GOP was arrested on January 6th by the FBI, the arrest was 17 months after Kelley flew to Washington, D.C., to participate in the riots that took place on January 6, 2021, before an attack on the United States Capitol. He was arrested based on accusation about his involvement in the riot. The 40-year-old candidate was charged with four counts by prosecutors. They are charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building; rowdy and disruptive behavior; knowingly engaging in any act of physical violence against a person or property in a restricted building or grounds; and deliberately harming or depredating US property.
According to detroitnews.com, ours before members of a House select committee began long-awaited televised hearings on the Jan. 6 disturbance, the arrest and search took place. In accordance to the criminal complaint filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., the investigation began with many tips within days of the disturbance. Kelley was photographed wearing a black coat, a backward baseball hat with an American flag badge, and aviator sunglasses, according to one report. Kelley was recognized in another video on January 28, 2021, by an informant who had cooperated with the FBI on domestic terrorist groups in Michigan.
He denied coming into the US Capitol and failed to accept that he was photographed and did not accept that the videography in which he was said to be wearing a dark coat and black baseball cap during the violence was him, during a TV interview in February 2021. Three other people attested to the video and other evidences used against Kelley. Kelley was also reported to have tampered with the ballot machines which is illegal. Kelley faces a potential sentence of 10 years in federal prison if convicted as stated by the authorities.
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