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  • Convicted

Michael RileyLast Updated: July 2, 2024


District of Columbia

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in District of Columbia
  • Sentenced on Jun 1, 2024

Litigation Details

Case File:



  • Two counts of obstruction of justice stemming from communications and actions in the aftermath of the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    District of Columbia | October 15, 2021
  • Charged

    October 15, 2021 "Michael A. Riley was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on two counts of obstruction."
  • Trial

    October 28, 2022 "Michael A. Riley, 51, was found guilty of one count of obstruction. The verdict followed a trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on a second count, ending in a mistrial on that charge. No sentencing date was set."
  • Sentenced

    June 1, 2024 "Sentenced to 24 months' probation 120 days' home detention 150 hours community services $10,000 fine"

Sentencing Details

  • Parole/Supervised Release: 24 month(s)
  • Community Service: 150 hour(s)
  • Fine/Restitution: $10000

Press Coverage

  • Former U.S. Capitol Police Officer Found Guilty of Obstruction Charge Involving Investigation of Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on October 28, 2022 Read at US DOJ

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