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

TAMPERING WITH WITNESS, VICTIM, OR AN INFORMANT; Conspiracy to Obstruct Official Proceeding (1) TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS, VICTIM OR INFORMANT; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (2) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Restricted Building or Grounds (4) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Restricted Building or Grounds (5)

Case Status

Mele was arrested on 6/10/21. During an arraignment on 6/14, he pleaded not guilty to all counts. His next status conference is 12/3.

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

Katherine Nielsen
Katherine Nielsen DOJ-CRM Fraud Section 1400 New York Ave., NW Washington, DC 20530 202-355-5736 Email: [email protected] ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

Prison Name

NA-Released on personal recognizance.

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