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: 07/23/2021
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 09/07/2021
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Knowingly Enter or Remain in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority to do so; Knowingly, and with Intent to Impede or Disrupt the Orderly Conduct of Government Business. Willfully Utter Loud, Threatening, or Abusive Language or Engage in Disruptive Conduct, Parade, Demonstrate or Picket in any of the Capitol Buildings.

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.) Sentencing hearing is set for 9/29/21.

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

Prison Name

NA-Released on personal recognizance.

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