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Elias Costianes

Video footage and social media posts indicate Costianes was at the Capitol on Jan. 6th.

He documents himself walking throughout the building an entering an elevator labeled for Senators. He left the building and re-entered. Costianes followed a crowd to a guarded doorway that was eventually overrun.

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


Obstruction of Congress (1) Aiding and Abetting (2) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (3) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (4) Entering and Remaining in the Gallery of Congress (5) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (6) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing a Capitol Building (7)

Case Status

Costianes was arrested on 2/12/2021 and appeared in court the same afternoon. Costaines was released on personal recognizance on 02/12/21. He was indicted on 3/3/21. The following day, he plead not guilty to all counts. The next status conference occurs 7/5/23 at 4pm in Courtroom 18. .

USA Attorney

John Borchert
John Witherspoon Borchert US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-Criminal Division 555 Fourth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 202 252 7679- 252 307-2304 [email protected], LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED- Designation: US Assistant Attorney

Elias Costianes's Mailing Address


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