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Christopher Michael Cunningham

A Facebook photo and thread identified Cunningham inside the Capitol on Jan.6th.

The is seen walking through the building with the crowd. However, it doesn’t appear he engaged in violence.



Please keep in mind that in the United States, every citizen charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  • First Name(s): Christopher
  • Last Name(s): Cunningham
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-603
  • Arrest Location: Old Hickory, TN
  • Judge: Rudolph Contreras
  • Entry Last Updated: 03/03/2024
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 04/15/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building (1) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building (2) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building. (3) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building. (4)

Case Status

Cunningham was arrested on 8/31. He appeared in court on 9/7. During a 10/14 arraignment, he pleaded not guilty to all counts. On 02/15/2022, a plea agreement hearing was held in which Cunningham pleaded guilty to Count 4: Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building. On 6/27/2022, he was sentenced to 12 months of probation, a special assessment of $10, a $1,113 fine, and restitution in the amount of $500.

USA Attorney

Katherine Nielsen
Katherine Nielsen DOJ-CRM Fraud Section 1400 New York Ave., NW Washington, DC 20530 202-355-5736 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

Christopher Michael Cunningham's Mailing Address


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