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Leonard Pearson Ridge

Snapchat videos and chat threads indicate Ridge was inside the Capitol on Jan. 6th. It does not appear he engaged in violence.

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

  • First Name(s): Leonard Pearson
  • Last Name(s): Ridge
  • Case Number: 21-cr-0046
  • Arrest Location: Feasterville-Trevose, PA
  • Judge: Zia M. Faruqui
  • Judge: James Boasberg
  • Entry Last Updated: 12/05/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 09/02/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (1) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building and Grounds (2) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building and Grounds (3) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (4) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol building (5)

Case Status

Arrested 5/21/21. Initial Appearance held 6/3/21, placed on personal recognizance. Arraignment held on 7/9/21, plead not guilty to Counts 1-5 of the Indictment. Plea Agreement Hearing held 10/1/21, entered a plea of guilty to Count 2. On 1/04/2022, Ridge was sentenced to 14 days incarceration, 1 year of Supervised Release, $1000 Fine, $500 Restitution, and a $10 Special Assessment on 1/4/22. Counts 1, 3, 4 and 5 dismissed on Oral Motion by the Government.

USA Attorney

Michael Friedman
Michael Friedman USAO-DC

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