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Shawn Bradley Witzemann

Although he is seen inside the capitol, there was no information in the Statements of Facts that showed Shawn’s entry into the Capitol was “violent”. He attended the event as a journalist.

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


Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority (1) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (2) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds (3) Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Arrested 4/6/21. Detention hearing held 4/15/21, was placed on personal recognizance bond. Entered a plea of not guilty to all counts on 6/17/22. Entered a plea of guilty as to Count 4s on 7/21/22. Sentencing held on 1/12/2023, sentenced to 24 Months of Probation. Special Assessment in the amount of $10. Restitution in the amount of $500. Government's oral motion to dismiss all remaining counts; heard and granted.

USA Attorney

Christopher Amore
Assistant United States Attorney Capitol Breach Detailee N.Y. Bar No. 5032883 970 Broad Street, Suite 700 Newark, NJ 07102 Phone: (973) 645-2757 Email: [email protected]

USA Attorney

Rebecca Magnone
MA Bar no. 672299 Trial Attorney Department of Justice National Security Division Counterterrorism Section Office: (202) 353-9472 Cell: (202) 598-6676 [email protected]

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