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Matthew Council

Council allegedly pushed against a police barrier to open an emergency door that he and others in the crowd went through. He yelled at police and was pepper sprayed after pushing an officer.

Council apologized while in custody after he was read his Miranda rights. He said he did not intend to harm the officer.

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

Charges

Civil Disorder (1) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers (2) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (3) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (4) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (5) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (6)

Case Status

Arrested 1/14/21 in the Middle District of Florida. Initial Appearance 1/21/21- placed on personal recognizance. Indicted 3/10. Arraigned 4/8/21 where he plead not guilty to all counts. Plea Agreement Hearing held 8/10/22, he plead guilty to counts 1-6. Sentencing held on 12/12/2022, sentenced to 60 months probation, including 180 days of home incarceration with location monitoring. Council was ordered to pay $270 in a special assessment, $2,000 in restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service as approved by the probation office.

USA Attorney

Amy Elizabeth Larson
Amy Elizabeth Larson UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE 555 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530 202 252 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED, Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Vivien Jo Cockburn
Vivien Jo Cockburn US ATTORNEY's OFFICE FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-Major Crimes Section 555 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530 202 252 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Sean P. Murphy
Assistant United States Attorney D.C. Bar No. 1187821 Torre Chardon, Ste 1201 350 Carlos Chardon Avenue San Juan, PR 00918 Phone- (787)-766-5656 Email- [email protected]

Matthew Council's Mailing Address

NA-Released on bond.

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