Video surveillance and social media messaging confirm Bochene was at the Capitol on Jan. 6th. He appears to be filming a video and observing the event. There is no evidence he engaged in violent activity.
Please keep in mind that in the United States, every citizen charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
- First Name(s): Eric
- Last Name(s): Bochene
- AKA: Eric Festo
- Case Number: 1:21-cr-418
- Arrest Location: New Hartford, NY
- Judge: Zia Faruqui
- Judge: Randolph D. Moss
- Entry Last Updated: 02/09/2023
- Date Docket Downloaded: 04/23/2022
- Currently Incarcerated: No
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Knowingly entering or remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds without Lawful Authority Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds
Bochene was arrested on 5/13/21 and initially appeared in court on 5/25/21. On 05/27/21, conditions of release (personal recognizance) were set. On 7/1/21, he plead not guilty to all counts. Bochene's motion to dismiss the case was dismissed on 12/21/22. The court ordered a competency hearing before trial, which is often a standard procedure. As of Feb. 2023, this has not taken place.
Anita Eve US Attorney's Office/PA 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY-ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney
Eric Bochene's Mailing Address
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- Eric Bochene Docket Sheet as of 04/23/2022
- #3-MOTION to Seal Case by USA as to ERIC BOCHENE
- #5-MOTION to Unseal Case by USA as to ERIC BOCHENE
- #5-ORDER granting 3 Motion to Seal Case as to ERIC BOCHENE
- #6-ORDER Granting 5 MOTION to Unseal Case by USA as to ERIC BOCHENE
- #9-Arrest Warrant, dated 4.26.2021, returned executed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on 5.25.2021 as to Defendant ERIC BOCHENE
- #10-ORDER Setting Conditions of Release- Defendant ERIC BOCHENE placed on Personal Recognizance Bond signed by Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather
- #11-NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Lisa Peebles appearing for ERIC BOCHENE
- #12-INFORMATION as to ERIC BOCHENE
- #14-NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE
- #15-MOTION to Continue Pre-Trial Conference by ERIC BOCHENE
- #17-NOTICE of Intent-Fee Schedule by ERIC BOCHENE. LET IT BE FILED
- #19-MOTION to Dismiss Case by ERIC BOCHENE
- #24-MOTION for Change of Venue by ERIC BOCHENE
- #25-Memorandum in Opposition by USA as to ERIC BOCHENE
- #27- NOTICE by USA as to ERIC BOCHENE
- #28-REPLY TO OPPOSITION to Motion by ERIC BOCHENE re 24 MOTION to Change Venue.
- #30-MOTION for Protective Order by USA as to ERIC BOCHENE_
- #34-Joint STATUS REPORT by ERIC BOCHENE
- #35-Amended STATUS REPORT by ERIC BOCHENE
- #36-Joint STATUS REPORT by USA as to ERIC BOCHENE
- #37-MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by John J. Gilsenan. by ERIC BOCHENE
- #39-NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE_ Ubong E. Akpan appearing for ERIC BOCHENE as Standby Counsel
- #41-ORDER as to ERIC BOCHENE
- #43-MOTION to Dismiss Case by ERIC BOCHENE
- #44-RESPONSE by USA as to ERIC BOCHENE re 43 MOTION to Dismiss Case
- #47-NOTICE of Mental Health Professional by USA as to ERIC BOCHENE
- #48-ORDER as to ERIC BOCHENE
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