Feds Seek to Drop U.S. Capitol Riot Case Against NY Man Due to Lack of Evidence

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Federal prosecutors told a federal judge Tuesday that they intend to drop one of the Capitol riot cases, against a New York man accused of being inside the Capitol during the siege — marking the first of the nearly 500 Capitol riot cases to collapse for lack of evidence.

The man, Christopher Kelly, of New York City, was charged after a confidential informant told the FBI that Kelly was posting on Facebook about the riot, which the FBI said was evidence that he was in the building. 

However, the only photos known to be of Kelly that day showed him outside the building, including one

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