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Lloyd Casimir Cruz, Jr.

Lloyd Cruz was eating lunch at a food truck after the rally and said he walked closer to the Capitol to help others after rubber bullets and tear gas were deployed.

He filmed the events outside with a GoPro camera and later walked into the building.

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


Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (1) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (2)

Case Status

Lloyd Cruz was arrested on 2/28/22. Initial appearance via video held 3/3/22, placed on personal recognizance. Indicted on 3/4.- superseding indictment issued on 3/11. On 3/29, he plead not guilty to all charges. Stipulated Bench Trial held 1/13/2023, the Court found Cruz guilty on Counts 1 and 2 of the Superseding Information (doc #12). Sentencing held on 5/2/2023, sentenced to 45 days of incarceration on both counts with the terms to run concurrently. Special Assessment of $35 and Restitution in the amount of $500.

USA Attorney

Andrew Tessman
Andrew J. Tessman Assistant United States Attorney (Detailee) United States Attorney’s Office 300 Virginia Street Charleston, WV (304) 345-2200 [email protected]

USA Attorney

Rebekah Lederer
Pennsylvania Bar No. 320922 Assistant United States Attorney U.S Attorney’s Office for District of Columbia 601 D St. N.W, Washington, DC 20530 Tel. No. (202) 252-7012 Email- [email protected]

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