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Paul Russell Johnson

Johnson is pictured pushing a metal barricade with a couple other individuals.  It is unclear whether or not he entered the Capitol Building.

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


Civil Disorder (1) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (2) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using A Dangerous Weapon and Inflicting Bodily Injury and Aiding and Abetting (3) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (5) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (6) Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon, Resulting in Significant Bodily Injury, and Aiding and Abetting (7) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (8) Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings and Aiding and Abetting (9)

Case Status

Arrested 4/13/21. Initial appearance held 4/29. Indicted 4/30. Arraigned 5/7/21 where he pleaded not guilty to counts 1-9 and was released on a high intensity supervision program (home detention w/ location monitor. On 3/6/2023, the counts were dismissed as the Government has opted to prosecute Johnson and Randolph in Samsel et al. (Case #21-cr-00537) rather than this case.

Defense Lawyer

Lauren E. S. Rosen

USA Attorney

Hava Levinson Mirell
Hava Arin Levenson Mirell US Attorney's Office 312 N Spring St, #1200 Los Angeles, CA 90012 213 894 0717, [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY-ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED, Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

James I. Pearce
Criminal Division, Appellate Section 950 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20530 Phone-(202) 532-4911 Email- [email protected]

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