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Case 2-Kirstyn Niemela

Niemela is depicted with Eckerman in a Facebook photo outside of the Capitol. She, Eckerman, and a friend entered the Capitol and appear to walk peacefully together within the ropes at the Rotunda.

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  • First Name(s): Kirstyn
  • Last Name(s): Niemela
  • Case Number: 21-cr-00623
  • Arrest Location: Hudson, NH
  • Judge: Christopher Cooper
  • Entry Last Updated: 02/19/2024
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 10/16/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: Yes
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Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (3) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (4) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (6) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (8)

Case Status

Niemela is listed in the superseding indictment joining this case on 4/27/2022. On 6/1/22, she plead not guilty to all counts during an arraignment. Her jury selection took place on 1/24/23, with a jury trial from 1/24/23 to 1/26/23. She was found guilty on counts 3, 4, 6, and 8. Niemela was sentenced to 11 months in prison, with 12 months of supervised release to be served concurrently. She was also ordered to pay a $25 special assessment.

USA Attorney

Mona Furst
Mona Furst DOJ-USAO-Office of the United States Attorney 301 N Main, Ste 1200, Wichita, KS 67052 316 269 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY- ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Michael M. Gordon
Assistant United States Attorney Detailee 601 D Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 Telephone No. 813-274-6370 Email- [email protected].

USA Attorney

Jessica Arco
Trial Attorney–Detailee D.C . Bar No. 1035204 U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia 601 D Street, NWWashington, DC 20530 Phone- (202)-514-3204 Email- [email protected]

Case 2-Kirstyn Niemela's Mailing Address

Kirstyn Niemela-82043-509
P.O. BOX 5000

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