Mark Andrew Mazza

Mazza is accused of bringing an unregistered weapon to the Capitol. Laws for carrying a firearm outside of one’s home or business are extremely strict in DC.

Mazza told FBI he was outside the Lower West Archway when the crowd of Trump supporters was pepper sprayed by police. He hid behind a door as this happened, and was smashed behind it due to the pressing of the crowd. During this time, he lost the weapon and reported it stolen to DC police. (Police allege the report was false.)

Mazza believed Antifa was inside the building and attacking police when he arrived. He was concerned about the missing gun because he did not want them to misuse it.

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

Charges

CIVIL DISORDER; Civil Disorder (1) TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS, VICTIM OR INFORMANT; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (Congress) and Aiding and Abetting (2) TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS, VICTIM OR INFORMANT; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (Grand Jury) (3) ASSAULTING/RESISTING/IMPEDING OFFICERS/EMPLOYEES; Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (4) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (5) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (6) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (7) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm on Capitol Grounds or Buildings (8) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (9) FIREARMS, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION; Carrying a Pistol Without a License (Outside Home or Place of Business) (10) FEDERAL STATUTES, OTHER; Possession of Unregistered Firearm (11) FEDERAL STATUTES, OTHER; Unlawful Possession of Ammunition (12) THEFT; Second Degree Theft (13)

Case Status

Mazza was arrested on 11/17/21 and indicted on 12/15. He was ordered detained on 12/30 and currently remains detained. On 6/11/22, he plead guilty to counts 4 and 10. Sentencing is scheduled for 10am on 9/30 in Courtroom 25A.

USA Attorney

Tejpal Chawla
Tejpal Chawla USAO-DC 555 Fourth Street, NW Washington, DC 20530 202 252 7280 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: US Assistant Attorney

Prison Name

Mark Mazza Correctional Treatment Facility-DC CTF 1901 D Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

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