Former advisor kills himself after U.S. Capitol arrest

Deceased had a long career in financial services and was charged over involvement in civil unrest

Former advisor kills himself after U.S. Capitol arrest

A man who authorities say killed himself after getting arrested in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol was a former broker and advisor.

Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, was a former registered representative of Bank of America’s U.S. Trust and other financial services firms in the country.

According to reports, Georgia, who is from Georgia state, was arrested on the evening of the riots, January 6, and charged with attempting to “enter the United States Capitol Grounds, against the will of the United States Capitol Police" and violating the city’s curfew, according to Superior Court of D.C. in documents cited by CNN, NBC affiliate WXIA-TV and Fox 5 Atlanta.

Responding to a call on the morning of January 9, police in suburban Atlanta found Georgia dead at his home. Police recovered two rifles. An autopsy ruled that the cause of death was suicide by gunshot wound to the chest.

According to a report by, Georgia started his career in the financial services industry in 1991 and had been registered at American Express, Bear Stearns, UBS and Bank of America’s U.S. Trust, before joining Carter, Terry & Co. in May 2016, according to his Finra record. He left the firm in January 2018 and has not registered with another company since then.

ThinkAdvisor first reported that Georgia was a former broker and advisor.