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Ralph Joseph Celentano, III

Photos and axon body footage show Celentano outside the Capitol in an area where there was known police aggression against civilians. He is accused assaulting a police officer, but it’s possible he acted in self-defense.

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

  • First Name(s): Ralph
  • Last Name(s): Celentano
  • Case Number: 1:22-cr-00186
  • Judge: Zia Faruqui
  • Judge: Timothy Kelly
  • Entry Last Updated: 07/12/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 03/25/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers (1) Civil Disorder (2) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (3) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (4) Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds (5) Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (6) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (7)

Case Status

Celentano was arrested on 3/9/22. He was released on personal recognizance on 3/15/22. During an arraignment on 6/2,/22 he plead not guilty to all charges. Jury Selection/Trial began 6/5/23. Jury Deliberation concluded on 6/12/2023, reached a verdict of Guilty as to Counts 1-6. and not guilty as to Count 7. Sentencing set for 9/11/2023 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 11 before Judge Timothy J. Kelly.

USA Attorney

Jacqueline Schesnol
Jacqueline Schesnol DOJ-USAO 40 N Central Avenue, #1800 Phoenix, AZ 85004 LEAD ATTORNEY Attorney to Be Noticed Designation: US Assistant Attorney

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