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Pauline Bauer

At approximately 2:43 p.m., William Blauser and Pauline Bauer are recorded entering the Capitol building via the east Rotunda door.  They walked into the Rotunda and appear in a short skirmish with Capitol Police. (The nature of this altercation is unclear in her criminal complaint.)

There is no record of violence committed by Bauer. She left the building approximately 38 minutes later.

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


Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (1s) Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds without Lawful Authority (2s) Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (3s) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (4s) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (5s)

Case Status

Arrested 5/19/21. Initial appearance and arraignment held 6/22/21 and she entered a plea of not guilty as to all counts. Released on personal recognizance on 6/22/21. Release was revoked on 9/17/21. Bauer entered another not guilty plea as to all counts on 3/25/22 Status Conference. She was released on personal recognizance again on 9/20/22. Bench Trial/Verdict held on 1/24/2023, verdict of guilty as to Counts 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s. Sentencing held on 5/30/2023, sentenced to 27 months incarceration on Count 1s, 12 Months Incarceration on Counts 2s and 3s, 6 months Incarceration on Counts 4s and 5s, with all terms to run concurrently. Followed by a term of 24 months supervised release on Count 1s, and 12 months on Counts 2s and 3s, to run concurrently. Special Assessment of $170, restitution in the amount of $2,000.

Interested Party


Interested Party's Lawyer

Charles Tobin

Interested Party's Lawyer

Lauren Russell

Interested Party's Lawyer

Maxwell Mishkin

USA Attorney

James Dennis Peterson
James Dennis Peterson DOJ-CRM 1331 F Street 6th Floor Washington, DC 20530 202-230-0693 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

USA Attorney

Vivien Jo Cockburn
Vivien Jo Cockburn U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE Major Crimes Section 555 4th Street N.W. Washington, DC 20530 (202) 252-7245 Email: [email protected] TERMINATED: 07/26/2021 LEAD ATTORNEY Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

USA Attorney

Amanda Fretto
Amanda Fretto U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA National Security Section 555 4th Street NW Washington, DC 20530 (202) 252-7268 Email: [email protected] ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

Pauline Bauer's Mailing Address

Formerly DC Correctional Treatment Facility
Released on personal recognizance as of 9/20/22.

Please note: Prisoner mail is reviewed by guards. Please keep messages of encouragement to a general and/or religious nature. For example, do not mention the events of Jan. 6th or other current events under criminal investigation.

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