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Russell James Peterson

Russell Peterson is pictured in and outside the U.S Capitol on January 6th.  He is pictured walking inside the halls of the building.  Peterson is not charged with any violence and there is no detail of any violence committed by him in his Statement of Facts.

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

  • First Name(s): Russell James
  • Last Name(s): Peterson
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-309
  • Arrest Location: Rochester, PA
  • Judge: Zia M. Faruqui
  • Judge: Amy Berman Jackson
  • Entry Last Updated: 07/25/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 09/15/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building (1) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building (2) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (3) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Arrested 2/12/21. Released on personal recognizance on 2/23/21. Charged via criminal information on 4/19/21 and plead not guilty to all counts. Plea agreement entered 9/8/21 and entered a guilty plea as to count 4. Sentencing held on 12/1/2021, sentenced to 30 days incarceration. Special Assessment of $10.00 and Restitution in the amount of $500.00 were imposed. Oral Motion by the Government to Dismiss Counts: 1, 2, 3, was heard and granted.

USA Attorney

Mary L. Dohrmann
N.Y. Bar No. 5443874 555 4th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 Phone: (202) 252-7035 Email: [email protected]

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