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Eric Gavelek Munchel

Munchel entered the Capitol with a cell phone attached to his chest. He is pictured next to a mob of people who attacked two police officers and pursued them. Munchel admits to having a taser with him that day for self-protection. He accompanied his mother, Lisa Eisenhart. She wanted to attend President Trump’s rally and be part of the events of that day despite having an injured shoulder.

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


Conspiracy to Commit Obstruction (1) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (2) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (3) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (5) Unlawful Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on Capitol Grounds or Buildings and Aiding and Abetting (7) Entering and Remaining in the Gallery of Congress (8) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (9) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (10)

Case Status

Munchel was arrested on 1/10/21 and Initially appeared in court on 1/12/21. During an arraignment on 2/17/21, he plead not guilty. Conditions of release were set on 03/29/21. He was indicted via superseding indictment on 6/2. Hhe plead not guilty to all counts during an arraignment on 6/23 and a second on 12/2/22. Stipulated Bench Trial held on 4/18/2023, found guilty on all charges. Sentencing held 9/08/2023, sentenced to 57 months incarceration on Counts 1-3, 5 and 7, sentenced to 6 months incarceration on Counts 8-10 of the Second Superseding Indictment. All terms to run concurrently and followed by 36 months Supervised Release. $530 Special Assessment and Restitution in the amount of $2000 imposed.

Interested Party

Press Coalition

Interested Party's Lawyer

Charles Tobin

Interested Party's Lawyer

Lauren Russell

Interested Party's Lawyer

Maxwell Mishkin

USA Attorney

Ahmet Muhkatir Baset US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 555 4TH STREET, N.W., Room 4209 Washington, D.C. 20530 202 252 [email protected] TERMINATED 3/17/21 LEAD ATTORNEY-ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Justin Todd Sher
Justin Todd Sher US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, 950 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20530 202 353 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED, Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Leslie Goemaat
Leslie Goemaat US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE 555 Fourth Street, N.W.,-Washington, DC 20530 202 803 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Karen Rochlin
Karen E. Rochlin DOJ-USAO 99 Northeast 4th Street Miami, FL 33132 305-961-9234 Email: [email protected] ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

Eric Gavelek Munchel's Mailing Address

NA-Released on personal recognizance. Originally sent to DC Jail.

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