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Melody Steele-Smith

Melody Steele-Smith is pictured inside the U.S. Capitol Building.  She is not charged with any violence for her behavior on January 6.

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  • First Name(s): Melody
  • Last Name(s): Steele-Smith
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-77
  • Arrest Location: Gloucester, VA
  • Judge: Robin M. Meriweather
  • Judge: Randolph Moss
  • Entry Last Updated: 06/19/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 11/29/2021
  • 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 in Certain Rooms in the Capitol Building; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Arrested 1/20/2021. Indicted 2/3/21 and arraigned on 2/12/21 where she pleaded not guilty to all counts. The court ordered footage from a body-worn camera to be provided to the defense on or before 8/31. On 11/1/22, Steele-Smith plead guilty to count 2. Sentencing held on 6/16/2023, sentenced to 36 months Probation with 90 days home detention; $500 Restitution and $25.00 Special Assessment. Counts 1, 3, 4, 5, Dismissed on Government's Oral Motion.

USA Attorney

Brittany Reed
Brittany LaShaune Reed US Attorney's Office 650 Poydras Street #1600 New Orleans, LA 70130 504 680 3031 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant US Attorney

USA Attorney

Melissa Joy Jackson
Melissa Joy Jackson USAODC 555 4th Street, NW Washington, DC 20530 202 252 7780 [email protected] TERMINATED 2/22/21

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 20001 email- [email protected]

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