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Former RIA Killed Himself After U.S. Capitol Riot Arrest

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A former broker and RIA killed himself three days after he was arrested for his alleged role in the U.S. Capitol riot, according to authorities.

Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, of Alpharetta, Georgia, was one of several people arrested Jan. 6, near the Capitol, after D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a curfew in the wake of the riot, court documents show. He was charged with entering and attempting to “enter certain property, that is, the United States Capitol Grounds, against the will of the United States Capitol Police,” according to the documents.

Police found Georgia dead in his home Jan. 9. Medical examiners in Fulton County, on Jan. 11, conducted an autopsy after which they ruled the death a suicide, according to the autopsy report.

His LinkedIn profile lists only a position as portfolio team manager at Bank of America. But he worked at multiple financial services firms over the course of his 11-year career, according to his report on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s BrokerCheck website, which includes no disclosures.

The most recent of those firms was Carter, Terry & Co., 2016-2018. Prior to that were: UBS 1999-2003; Bear, Stearns & Co. 1994-1999, and American Express Financial and IDS Life Insurance Company in 1991. The more detailed report, however, shows he also worked at Bank of America’s U.S. Trust, 2004-2015.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch declined to comment on Tuesday. Carter, Terry & Co. and Marnitta L. King, an attorney representing Georgia, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.