What You Need to Know
- Olympic gold medalist Klete Derik Keller was charged with seven counts for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
- He is the second former broker we know of so far to be be arrested for participating in the incident.
- Keller worked as a broker for Cantor Fitzgerald from February 2013 to February 2014 before becoming a real estate agent.
Another American arrested for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6 has turned out to have a financial services background, this time an Olympic medal winner who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald as a broker in Charlotte, North Carolina, from February 2013 to February 2014 and two other firms before that.
Klete Derik Keller was arrested in Colorado in January and charged with seven counts in all for his role in the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Those counts included: civil disorder; obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct in a Capitol Building; impeding passage through the Capitol grounds or buildings; and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol Building, according to his indictment, posted online by the Justice Department.
Keller pleaded not guilty, according to Financial Advisor IQ and its sister publication, FundFire.
Cantor Fitzgerald, Keller and his attorney, Edward B. MacMahon Jr., did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Prior to Cantor Fitzgerald, Keller worked as a rep for Northwestern Mutual in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from October 2009 to November 2010 and Multi-Bank Securities from June 2011 to November 2012, according to his report on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s BrokerCheck website. He is no longer registered as a broker, according to BrokerCheck. He is currently working as a real estate agent for Harder Real Estate and Development, according to Realtor.com.