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Cynthia Ballenger

Cynthia Ballenger and Chris Price are seen entering the Capitol. They are walking and using cell phones. There is no evidence of violence.

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


Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (1) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (2) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (3) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Ballenger was arrested was arrested on 8/9/21 and initially appeared in court on 8/12. Placed on personal recognizance bond on 08/12/21. Case #21-mj-00550 CLOSED on 12/08/21. NEW CASE #21-cr-00719: Entered a plea of not guilty as to all counts on 12/13/21, and again on 3/10/22. During a bench trial, Ballenger was found guilty of counts 1-4. On 9/29/2023, she was sentenced to 4 months incarceration and 9 months of probation. She was also ordered to pay special assessments totaling $70 and restitution in the amount of $500. On 2/29/24, it was ordered she surrender no earlier than 3/1/24.

Defense Lawyer

Nandan Kenkeremath

USA Attorney

Ashley Akers
MO Bar No. 69609 Trial Attorney, Detailee 175 N Street, NE, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20002 Phone-(202) 353-0521 Email- [email protected]

USA Attorney

Andrew Haag
Assistant United States Attorney MA Bar No. 705425601 D Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20530 Phone- (202) 252-7755 Email- [email protected]

Cynthia Ballenger's Mailing Address

NA-Released on personal recognizance

Please note: Prisoner mail is reviewed by guards. Please keep messages of encouragement to a general and/or religious nature. For example, do not mention the events of Jan. 6th or other current events under criminal investigation.

Information on Writing/Encouragement

Chris & Cynthia Price c/o Patriot Mail Project PO BOX 173 King, NC 27021

Case Documents


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