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Erik Rau

Erik Rau and Derek Jancart traveled to D.C. from Ohio.  Both men entered the Capitol through the Senate Door after the initial, seemingly more violent, front row breached the line of Police.  They walked around the building, took photos and left through the Southeast exit after being ordered by officers to leave.

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

  • First Name(s): Erik
  • Last Name(s): Rau
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-467
  • Arrest Location: Columbus, OH
  • Judge: James Boasberg
  • Entry Last Updated: 04/23/2022
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 04/23/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (3) Terminated Charges (Dismissed by the Government: TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (1) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (2) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS (3) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Rau was arrested on 7/15/21. At a plea agreement hearing on 7/23/21, he pleaded guilty to count 3 (disorderly conduct in a Capitol Building.) During his sentencing hearing on 9/29/21, he was issued 45 days incarceration, restitution in the amount of $500, and a $10 special assessment. Oral motion by the Government to dismiss the remaining counts heard and granted.

USA Attorney

Leslie Goemaat
Leslie Goemaat US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE 555 Fourth Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20530 202 803 1608 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: US Assistant Attorney

Erik Rau's Mailing Address

Federal register number is 55238-509. He is not in custody of the Bureau of Prisons and may be at a local location.

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