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Richard Escalera

At approximately 2:21 p.m, Escalera can be seen at the front of a police barricade located
near the southwest scaffolding outside the U.S. Capitol building.  Escalera entered the U.S. Capitol through the Upper West Terrace Door at approximately 2:44 p.m. There is a still image of Escalera vomiting on the floor while being aided by officers.  He exited the U.S. Capitol building at approximately 3:25.  There is no account of any violence committed by Escalera.

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

  • First Name(s): Richard
  • Last Name(s): Escalera
  • Case Number: 22-cr-364
  • Arrest Location: Pensacola, FL
  • Judge: Amit Mehta
  • Entry Last Updated: 07/17/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 12/27/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (1) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (2) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (3) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Arrested 10/21/22. Released on personal recognizance on 10/27/22. Information filed 11/10/22. Arraignment held 12/1/22. On 4/6/23, Escalera entered a plea of guilty as to Count 4. Sentencing set for August 4, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. before Judge Amit P. Mehta.

USA Attorney

Kaitlin Klamann
Assistant United States Attorney IL Bar No. 6316768 601 D Street NW Washington, D.C. 20530 phone-(202) 252-6778 email- [email protected]

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