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FBI arrests Ryan Kelley, GOP candidate for Michigan governor

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The FBI raided the home of Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley  and arrested him on charges related to the 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol.  Kelley was arrested "on misdemeanor charges stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol breach," and was to appear in federal court in Grand Rapids, the U.S. Dep of Justitce said in a statement. Kelley, 40, is charged with entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, disorderly and disruptive conduct, knowingly engaging in an act of physical violence against a person or property, and willfully injuring property, according to a criminal complaint,  misdemeanors which can carry penalties of up to one year in prison and fines of up to $100,000 on each charge. He is one of five Republican candidates on the August primary ballot for governor, after five other candidates were disqualified.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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