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Luke Wessley Bender

Bender (pictured right) made statements on social media saying he was present at the Capitol on Jan 6th. There is no evidence he engaged in violence. Bender walked onto the Senate floor, looked at items others held, and appeared to join other men who were praying.

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

  • First Name(s): Luke
  • Last Name(s): Bender
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-508
  • Arrest Location: Fairfax, VA
  • Judge: Beryl Howell
  • Entry Last Updated: 01/05/2024
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 11/16/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (1) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (2) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (3) Entering and Remaining on the Floor of Congress (4) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (5) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (6)

Case Status

Bender was arrested on 7/29/21. He appeared in court on 7/30 and was released. On 8/16, he plead not guilty to all counts. During a stipulated bench trial on 12/7/22, Bender was found guilty on all counts. Sentencing held on 4/20/2023, sentenced to to 21 months incarceration on Count 1, sentenced to 12 months incarceration on Counts 2 and 3, sentenced to 6 months incarceration on Counts 4, 5, and 6. All terms are to run concurrently and followed by 36 months of Supervised Release. Special Assessment of $180 and Restitution in the amount of $2,000.

USA Attorney

Lucy Sun
Lucy Sun DOJ-USAO 595 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 508-368-0103 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

USA Attorney

Jordan Andrew Konig
Jordan Andrew Konig U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Civil Trial Section - Northern Region P.O. Box 55 Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044 (202) 305-7917 Email: [email protected] ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

USA Attorney

Samantha R. Miller
Assistant United States Attorney New York Bar No. 5342175 United States Attorney’s Office For the District of Columbia 601 D Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 [email protected]

Luke Wessley Bender's Mailing Address

NA-Released under High Intensity Supervision Program (HISP.)

Please note: Prisoner mail is reviewed by guards. Please keep messages of encouragement to a general and/or religious nature. For example, do not mention the events of Jan. 6th or other current events under criminal investigation.

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