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Laura Steele

Steele sent an email on January 3rd regarding joining the Oath Keepers.  This was a couple weeks after her brother, Graydon Young also sent an email requesting admission.  Steele is one of the many Oath Keepers who came to the Capitol with a set plan of action to enter the building.

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

  • First Name(s): Laura
  • Last Name(s): Steele
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-28
  • Arrest Location: Kernersville, NC
  • Judge: Robin M. Meriweather
  • Judge: Amit Mehta
  • Entry Last Updated: 11/29/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 08/19/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Conspiracy to Obstruct an Official Proceeding (1) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (2) Conspiracy to Prevent an Officer from Discharging any Duties (3) Destruction of Government Property and Aiding and Abetting (4) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (5) Civil Disorder and Aiding and Abetting (7) Tampering with Documents or Proceedings and Aiding and Abetting (8)

Case Status

Arrested 2/17/21. Charged via second superseding indictment on 3/12/21 and arraigned on 3/16 where she plead not guilty to all counts. Released on conditions (GPS monitoring/Home Incarceration) on 3/24/21. Third superseding indictment issued 3/31. Fourth superseding indictment issued 5/26. Fifth superseding indictment issued 8/4/21. Sixth issued 12/1/21. Seventh issued 1/12/22. A final Eighth Superseding Indictment was issued 6/22/22. Jury Trial Concluded 3/20/23, she was found guilty on Counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8 of the Eighth Superseding Indictment. Sentencing held on 9/15/2023, sentenced to twelve months and one day of incarceration followed by thirty-six months of supervised release (with the first 6 months serving as Home Detention). As to Count 5 of the Eighth Superseding Indictment, she was sentenced to six months of incarceration and twelve months of supervised release. All terms to run concurrently.

Interested Party

Press Coalition

Interested Party's Lawyer

Charles Tobin

Interested Party's Lawyer

Lauren Russell

Interested Party's Lawyer

Maxwell Mishkin

USA Attorney

Kathryn Rakoczy
Kathryn Leigh Rakoczy US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 555 Fourth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED, Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Jeffrey Nestler
Jeffrey S. Nestler US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE 555 FOURTH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20530 202-252-7277 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTCED Designation: US Assistant Attorney

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