Ronald Mele

Mele and three other men from California sent group text messages planning a cross-country trip to attend President Trump’s rally. After the event, they entered the Upper West Terrace of the Capitol.

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Charges

Conspiracy to Obstruct an Official Proceeding; (1) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting; (2) Restricted Building or Grounds (4,5)

Case Status

Mele was arrested on 6/10/21. During an arraignment on 6/14/21, he pleaded not guilty to all counts. Ordered released on 6/29/21. Entered another not guilty plea on 6/28/21 and on 12/03/21. Status Conference set for 12/2/2022 at 12:30 PM. Jury Trial set for 7/6/2023 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 15- In Person before Judge Royce C. Lamberth. Remains on personal recognizance.

USA Attorney

Risa Berkower
Risa Berkower UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE 555 4th Street, NW Washington, DC 20530 (202) 252-6782 Fax: (202) 307-3961 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

USA Attorney

Thomas T. Ballantine
California Bar No. 208193 Prosecutor Detailee United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia 601 D Street NW Washington, DC 20579 phone- 202-532-3048 email- [email protected]

USA Attorney

Anthony W. Mariano
MA Bar No. 688559 Trial Attorney, Detailee United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia 601 D Street NW Washington, DC 20579 phone- (202) 476-0319 email- [email protected]

Prison Name

NA-Released on personal recognizance.

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