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Case Number: 1:22-cr-00338
Judge: Dabney L. Friedrich
Court: United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Washington County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC
Description: Washington DC criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with disrupting a a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election.
Leslie Gray, 57, of St. Cloud, Florida, pleaded guiltyto obstruction of an official proceeding.
Gray traveled to Washington with co-defendants, Luis Hallon, 67, and his wife, Traci Isaacs, 52, also of St. Cloud, Florida. Hallon and Isaacs have already pleaded guilty for their conduct related to the Capitol Siege. On Jan. 6, Gray walked to the Capitol from the Ellipse after attending the “Stop the Steal” rally. Gray then illegally made her way onto the Capitol grounds and into the U.S. Capitol Building through the Columbus Doors around 2:41 p.m. Before entering, Gray recorded a video where she can be heard yelling, “Go! Go! Go! Get out of my damn way! Go! Go!” while the crowd goes up the Capitol steps. Gray then turned the camera around on herself and stated, “we are up to the doors now…we are about to breach Congress.” Once inside, Gray traveled to multiple areas in the Capitol, including the Rotunda. She took videos inside the Capitol’s interior. In one, she stated, “I am in Congress. This is our house. This is our house! … [W]e are in here. We’ve taken it.” She repeatedly yelled “traitor” at law enforcement officers and refused to leave, despite directions to vacate. She left the building at 2:57 p.m. only after being forcibly removed by law enforcement.
This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.
The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Tampa Field Office and its Orlando Resident Agency. Valuable assistance was provided by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and the U.S. Capitol Police.
Outcome: Defendant pled guilty.