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Matthew CapselLast Updated: January 23, 2024


Mateo Q Capsel


Marseilles, Illinois

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Southern District, Illinois
  • Sentenced on Dec 16, 2022

Executive Summary

Federal authorities have arrested an Illinois man who they say can be seen on video fighting with National Guard members outside the U.S. Capitol during the deadly insurrection on Jan. 6.

Litigation Details

Case File:



  • Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority;
  • Knowingly engages in any physical violence against any person or property in any restricted building or grounds; or attempts or conspires to do so;
  • Forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, or interfered with any officer or employee of the United States or of any agency in any branch of the United States Government (including any member of the uniformed services) while engaged in or on account of the performance of official duties;
  • Committed or attempted to commit any act to obstruct, impede, or interfere with law enforcement officer lawfully engaged in the lawful performance of his official duties incident to and during the commission of a civil disorder which in any way or degree obstructs, delays, or adversely affects commerce or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce or the conduct or performance of any federally protected function.

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Southern District, Illinois | January 26, 2021
  • Charged

    March 30, 2022 "Indictment filed 3/30/22."
  • Charged

    August 22, 2022 "Information filed 8/22/22."
  • Pleaded

    September 2, 2022 "Pleaded guilty 9/2/22."
  • Sentenced

    December 16, 2022 "Sentenced - 12/16/22 to 18 months incarceration, 24 months supervised release, $2,000 restitution"

Sentencing Details

  • Prison: 18 month(s)
  • Parole/Supervised Release: 24 month(s)
  • Fine/Restitution: $2000

Press Coverage

  • Illinois Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison For Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on December 16, 2022 Read at US DOJ
  • Illinois Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Charge for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on September 2, 2022 Read at US DOJ
  • Illinois man accused of fighting National Guard at Capitol

    Published on January 29, 2021 Read at Associated Press

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