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Robert Sanford

Robert Sanford is allegedly caught on video throwing a fire extinguisher that ended up striking a Capitol Police officer.

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

  • First Name(s): Robert
  • Last Name(s): Sanford
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-86
  • Arrest Location: Aston, PA
  • Judge: Zia M. Faruqui
  • Judge: Paul Friedman
  • Entry Last Updated: 07/24/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 08/29/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Civil Disorder (1) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon (2) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (3) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (4) Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (5) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (6)

Case Status

Arrested in Pennsylvania on 1/14/21. Indicted 2/5. Plead not guilty to all charges on 3/2. Placed on home detention (w/ GPS monitoring) on 3/3/21. Superseding indictment issued 11/10/21. He plead not guilty to all charges again on 2/23/22. On 9/28/28, he plead guilty to count 2. Sentencing held on 4/11/2023, sentenced to 52 months of incarceration, followed by 36 months of supervised release (with conditions). Restitution: $5,798.00. Special Assessment: $100.00. Remaining Counts dismissed on Motion of the Government.

USA Attorney

Janani Iyengar
Janani Iyengar Assistant United States Attorney 555 4th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 (202) 252-7760 [email protected]

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