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  • Convicted

Paul HodgkinsLast Updated: May 26, 2022


Tampa, Florida

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Tampa, Florida
  • Sentenced on Jul 19, 2021

Executive Summary

According to court documents, Hodgkins entered the U.S. Capitol building at approximately 2:50 p.m. on Jan. 6. Around 3 p.m., he entered the Senate chamber, walked among the desks, and then removed eye goggles. He took a “selfie-style” photograph with his cell phone and walked down the Senate well, where, a few feet away, several individuals were shouting, praying and cheering using a bullhorn. Hodgkins walked toward the individuals and remained standing with them while they continued commanding the attention of others. At approximately 3:15 p.m., Hodgkins exited the Senate chamber and the U.S. Capitol Building.

Litigation Details

Case File:



Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Tampa, Florida | February 16, 2021
  • Arraigned

    March 11, 2021 "Arraigned 3/11 where he pleaded not guilty to all counts."
  • Initial Appearance

    February 24, 2021 "Initial appearance held 2/24."
  • Charged

    March 5, 2021 "Indicted 3/5."
  • Sentenced

    July 19, 2021 "Sentenced 7/19 to 8 months incarceration followed by 2 years supervised release, must pay $2,000 restitution."

Sentencing Details

  • Prison: 8 month(s)
  • Parole/Supervised Release: 24 month(s)
  • Fine/Restitution: $2000

Press Coverage

  • Florida Man Sentenced to Eight Months in Prison for His Role in Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on July 20, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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