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Matthew Capsel

Capsel took Tik Tok videos of himself right outside of the Capitol Building.  It is unclear if he entered the building.  After the event, at around 6:23 PM. he is seen in a Tik Tok video getting into a physical altercation with National Guardsmen until getting pepper sprayed.

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  • First Name(s): Matthew
  • Last Name(s): Capsel
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-00107
  • Arrest Location: Southern District, IL
  • Judge: Robin M. Meriweather
  • Judge: Tanya Chutkan
  • Entry Last Updated: 01/18/2024
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 09/24/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers (1) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (2)

Case Status

Arrested 1/26/21. Initial appearance 2/4/21. on 2/11/21, he was placed on personal recognizance with a curfew. On 5/11/22, he plead not guilty to all counts. Plea Agreement hearing held on 9/2/22, he plead guilty to count 1. Sentencing held on 12/16/2022, sentenced to 18 months of Incarceration followed by 24 months of Supervised Release. $100 Special Assessment and Restitution in the amount of $2,000 imposed.

USA Attorney

Brian Brady
Brian Brady US Department of Justice 1301 New York Ave. N.W., Suite 800 Washington, DC 20005 202 834-1916 [email protected]

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