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Case Number: 1:21-cr-00386-TNM
Judge: Trevor McFadden
Court: United States District for the District of Columbia (Washington County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C.
Description: Washington, DC criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with participating in the riot in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021.
Pauline Bauer, 55, of Kane, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 27 months in prison, 24 months of supervised release and a fine of $2,000 for obstruction of an official proceeding, a felony; entering and remaining in a restricted building; disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building; disorderly and disruptive conduct in any of the Capitol Buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, and disturb the orderly conduct of a session of Congress or either House of Congress; parading, demonstrating, and picketing in a Capitol Building. Bauer was convicted on January 24, 2023, following a trial before U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden.
According to the government’s evidence, Bauer was among rioters in a mob that illegally entered the Capitol grounds and Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021. At approximately 2:57 p.m., one of the body-camera videos recorded another individual saying words to the effect of “This is where we find Nancy Pelosi.” Bauer was standing approximately 30 feet from the House Speaker’s office when she was recorded saying “Bring that fucking bitch out here now. Bring her out. Bring her out here. We’re coming in if you don’t bring her out here.” When an MPD officer tried to push Bauer away from the area he was protecting, she engaged in a confrontation, screaming expletives at the officer, saying “You back up. Don’t even try.” and pushing the officer. A short time later, Bauer was physically removed from the Rotunda by MPD officers in riot gear.
Bauer was arrested on May 19, 2021, in Pennsylvania.
The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Valuable assistance was provided by U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division.
The case was investigated by the FBI’s Pittsburgh Field Office. Valuable assistance was provided by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the Metropolitan Police Department.
18 U.S.C. 1512(c)(2) and 2; TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS, VICTIM OR INFORMANT; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting
Outcome: Defendant sentenced to a term of Twenty-Seven (27) Months of Incarceration on Count 1s; a term of Twelve (12) Months of Incarceration on Counts 2s, 3s; a term of Six (6) Months of Incarceration on Counts 4s, 5s, with all terms to run concurrently, followed by a term of Twenty-Four (24) Months of Supervised Release on Count 1s, a term of Twelve (12) Months on Counts 2s, 3s, with all terms to run concurrently. Special Assessment of $100 imposed on Count 1s; $25 imposed on Counts 2s, 3s; $10 imposed on Counts 4s, 5s, for a total of $170. Restitution imposed in the amount of $2,000.