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Douglas Sweet

Sweet traveled with his friend, Cindy Fitchett, from Virginia to attend the rally.  Video surveillance depicted Sweet and Fitchett walking down a corridor in the Capitol Visitors Center, which is part of the Capitol building, shortly after 2:30 p.m., toward the end of the corridor area where U.S. Capitol Police officers had formed a defensive line. Other rioters also gathered in this corridor. The officers issued commands for the rioters to leave the building. Sweet maintains he did not hear those commands. When rioters refused their commands, the officers began arresting individuals who had unlawfully entered the building, including Sweet and Fitchett. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) uncovered no evidence that Sweet and Fitchett engaged in violent or disruptive conduct at the Capitol grounds or inside the building

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

  • First Name(s): Douglas
  • Last Name(s): Sweet
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-41
  • Arrest Location: Mathews, VA
  • Judge: G Michael Harvey
  • Judge: Carl Nichols
  • Entry Last Updated: 12/19/2022
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 04/21/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building (1) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building (2) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (3) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Sweet was arrested on 1/13/21 and made his initial appearance on 1/19 where he pleaded not guilty to all counts and was released on personal recognizance. Plea agreement hearing held 8/10/21 where Sweer plead guilty to count four. Sentencing was on 11/9/21 at 2 pm. Counts 1, 2, and 3 Dismissed on Oral Motion by the Government. Count 4: He was sentenced to 36 months of Probation (with conditions). Sweet was further ordered to pay Restitution of $500.00 and a Special Assessment of $10.

Interested Party

Press Coalition

Interested Party's Lawyer

Charles Tobin

Interested Party's Lawyer

Lauren Russell

Interested Party's Lawyer

Maxwell Mishkin

USA Attorney

Seth Meinero
Seth Adam Meinero DOJ-USAO 555 4th St., NW Washington, DC 20904 (202) 252-5847 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

USA Attorney

Susan Lehr
Susan Lehr DOJ-USAO 1620 Dodge Street Suite 1400 Omaha, NE 68102-1506 402-661-3700 Email: [email protected] ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

Douglas Sweet's Mailing Address

NA-Released, Sentenced to Probation.

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