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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ; Case No: 21-cr-266

40 U.S.C. §§ 5104(e)(2)(G)

STEPHANIE D. MILLER

Defendant.

STATEMENT OF OFFENSE

Pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11, the United States of America, by and through its attorney, the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, and the defendant, Sean C. Cordon, with the concurrence of his attorney, agree and stipulate to the below factual basis for the defendant’s guilty plea—that is, if this case were to proceed to trial, the parties stipulate that the United States could prove the below facts beyond a reasonable doubt:

The Attack at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021

1. The U.S. Capitol, which is located at First Street, SE, in Washington, D.C., is secured 24 hours a day by U.S. Capitol Police. Restrictions around the U.S. Capitol include permanent and temporary security barriers and posts manned by U.S. Capitol Police. Only authorized people with appropriate identification are allowed access inside the U.S. Capitol.

2; On January 6, 2021, the exterior plaza of the U.S. Capitol was closed to members

of the public.

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3. On January 6, 2021, a joint session of the United States Congress convened at the United States Capitol, which is located at First Street, SE, in Washington, D.C. During the joint session, elected members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate were meeting in separate chambers of the United States Capitol to certify the vote count of the Electoral College of the 2020 Presidential Election, which had taken place on November 3, 2020. The joint session began at approximately 1:00 p.m. Shortly thereafter, by approximately 1:30 p.m., the House and Senate adjourned to separate chambers to resolve a particular objection. Vice President Mike Pence was present and presiding, first in the joint session, and then in the Senate chamber.

4, As the proceedings continued in both the House and the Senate, and with Vice President Pence present and presiding over the Senate, a large crowd gathered outside the U.S. Capitol. As noted above, temporary and permanent barricades were in place around the exterior of the U.S. Capitol building, and U.S. Capitol Police were present and attempting to keep the crowd away from the Capitol building and the proceedings underway inside.

5. At approximately 2:00 p.m., certain individuals in the crowd forced their way through, up, and over the barricades, and officers of the U.S. Capitol Police, and the crowd advanced to the exterior façade of the building. The crowd was not lawfully authorized to enter or remain in the building and, prior to entering the building, no members of the crowd submitted to security screenings or weapons checks by U.S. Capitol Police Officers or other authorized security officials.

6. At such time, the certification proceedings were still underway and the exterior doors and windows of the U.S. Capitol were locked or otherwise secured. Members of the U.S.

Capitol Police attempted to maintain order and keep the crowd from entering the Capitol;

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however, shortly after 2:00 p.m., individuals in the crowd forced entry into the U.S. Capitol, including by breaking windows and by assaulting members of law enforcement, as others in the crowd encouraged and assisted those acts. The riot resulted in substantial damage to the U.S. Capitol, requiring the expenditure of more than $1.4 million dollars for repairs.

7. Shortly thereafter, at approximately 2:20 p.m., members of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate, including the President of the Senate, Vice President Pence, were instructed to—and did—evacuate the chambers. Accordingly, all proceedings of the United States Congress, including the joint session, were effectively suspended until shortly after 8:00 p.m. the same day. In light of the dangerous circumstances caused by the unlawful entry to the U.S. Capitol, including the danger posed by individuals who had entered the U.S. Capitol without any security screening or weapons check, Congressional proceedings could not resume until after every unauthorized occupant had left the U.S. Capitol, and the building had been confirmed secured. The proceedings resumed at approximately 8:00 p.m. after the building had been secured. Vice President Pence remained in the United States

Capitol from the time he was evacuated from the Senate Chamber until the session resumed.

Stephanie Miller’s Participation in the January 6, 2021, Capitol Riot 8. On January 5, 2021, the defendant traveled from Bradford, OH to Washington D.C. with her husband, Brandon Miller, to attend a political rally on January 6, 2021. Following a political rally held on the National Mall, the defendant and Brandon Miller walked with a crowd to the U.S. Capitol. Upon arriving at the Capitol, the defendant and Brandon Miller initially stood outside the building and observed people climbing on the building’s walls. Around 3:00pm, the defendant and Brandon Miller entered the U.S. Capitol by climbing through

a broken window next to the Senate Wing Door. While inside the Capitol, the defendant and

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Brandon Miller walked through the Capitol among a large crowd past the House Wing Door, Memorial Door, through the Crypt and Hall of Columns. While walking through the U.S. Capitol, Brandon Miller broadcasted video footage of himself and the defendant walking through the U.S. Capitol over Facebook Live. Ultimately the defendant and Brandon Miller exited through the South Door Vestibule at approximately 3:10p.m. The defendant was inside the U.S.

Capitol with Brandon Miller for approximately 10 minutes.

9, The defendant and Brandon Miller both knew at the time they entered the U.S. Capitol Building that that neither of them had permission to enter the building. By entering the building, the defendant took part in a parade, demonstration, and picket inside the Capitol

Building. Respectfully submitted,

CHANNING D. PHILLIPS Acting United States Attorney D.C. Bar No. 415793

n ALQ Clayton H. O’Connor

Trial Attorney, detailee

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DEFENDANT’S ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I, Stephanie D. Miller, have read this Statement of the Offense and have discussed it with my attorney. I fully understand this Statement of the Offense. I agree and acknowledge by my signature that this Statement of the Offense is true and accurate. I do this voluntarily and of my own free will. No threats have been made to me nor am I under the influence of anything that could impede my ability to understand this Statement of the Offense fully.

Date:

Defendant

ATTORNEY’S ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I have read this Statement of the Offense and have reviewed it with my client fully. I do not object to my client's desire to adopt this Statement of the Offense as true and accurate.

Date: __9/5/21

Attorney for Defendant

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