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Hector Emmanuel Vargas Santos

Vargas posted to his own Facebook page. In it, VARGAS is tagged “at United States Capitol,” and the photo is captioned “WE THE PEOPLE TOOK OVER THE U.S. CAPITOL. #HOLDTHELINE”: There are also multiple other pictures and videos of Vargas inside the capitol building, however no accounts of violence directed towards Capitol Police or others.

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

  • First Name(s): Hector
  • Last Name(s): Vargas Santos
  • AKA: Hector Vargas, Hector Santos
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-47
  • Arrest Location: Jersey City, NJ
  • Judge: Robin M. Meriweather
  • Judge: Randolph Moss
  • Entry Last Updated: 07/11/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 04/25/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: Yes
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Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building (1) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building (2) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (3) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Vargas Santos was arrested on 1/19/21 and made his initial appearance on 1/22/21. He was charged via criminal information on 2/7/21 and arraigned on 2/10/21 where he pleaded not guilty to all counts. Conditions of release were set on 02/11/21. On 12/12/22, a jury found Vargas Santos guilty of counts 1-4. On 4/21/23, he was sentenced to 4 months incarceration. In addition, he was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, $500 in restitution, and a $70 special assessment.

USA Attorney

Angela Buckner
Angela N. Buckner Assistant United States Attorney 555 4th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 (202) 252-2656, [email protected])

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