Judge Convicts Man Who Carried Confederate Flag in Capitol Attack
Kevin Seefried was found guilty of obstructing the certification of the 2020 presidential vote
A Delaware man who flew a Confederate battle flag inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was convicted with his son on Wednesday by a federal judge of the top count in their indictment: obstructing the certification of the 2020 presidential vote.
The two men, Kevin and Hunter Seefried, were also found guilty at the bench trial by Judge Trevor N. McFadden of four misdemeanors, including disorderly conduct and illegally entering a restricted area.
The daylong trial, in Federal District Court in Washington, was the eighth case connected to the Jan. 6 attack to have gone to trial. In seven of the cases, defendants have been found guilty — often with exceptionally quick deliberations — of crimes including obstruction, theft of property and trespassing. One case, also heard by Judge McFadden, resulted in a full acquittal.
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