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John O’Kelly biography: 10 things about US Capitol riot suspect from East Williston, New York

John L. O’Kelly is a white man from New York, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He is a resident of East Williston, Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County, Long Island, New York.
  2. In 1981, he graduated from the Queens College of the City University of New York in New York City, New York.
  3. In 1984, he earned his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law in New York City.
  4. In 1985, he was admitted to practice law in New York.
  5. As a member of the Lawyers Committee For 9/11 Inquiry, he serves as a co-counsel on a lawsuit trying to force federal prosecutors to bring evidence regarding the use of explosives to destroy three World Trade Center buildings in New York City on September 11, 2001 to a special grand jury.
  6. He had a reservation at the Residence Inn Arlington Ballston hotel in Arlington, Virginia, USA for January 5, 2021.
  7. He went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Donald Trump supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election.
  8. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on October 17, 2022.
  9. On October 20, 2022, he was arrested at his home in East Williston. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with felony charges of assaulting, resisting, or impeding law enforcement officers and interfering with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder and related misdemeanor offenses.
  10. He was 66 years old when he was arrested on October 20, 2022. After a virtual arraignment in Central Islip, Long Island. Magistrate Judge Steven Tiscione ordered him released on $100,000 bond.

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)


If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

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