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DOB: /1995 Assign Date:1/15/2021
Description:CO M PLAINT W /A RREST W ARRANT

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1,the complainantinthiscase,statethatthefollowing istrueto thebestofmy knowledgeand belief.
Onoraboutthedatets)of pxnuary6,2021 inthecountyof inthe
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40 U.S.C.5104(e)(2) ViolentEntryandDisorderlyConductonCapitolGrounds

Thiscriminalcemplaintisbasedonthesefacts:
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Case:1:21-mj-00074
Assigned to:Judge Robin M .M eriweather
Assign Date:1/15/2021
Description:COM PLAINT W /ARREST W ARRANT

IN TH E UN ITED STA TES D ISTRIC T C O U RT FO R TH E


D ISTR ICT O F C O LUM BIA

UNITED STA TES OF AM ERICA )


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FELIPE MARQUEZ, )
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AFFID AV IT IN SU PPO RT O F
C R IM INA L C O M PLA IN T A N D A R R EST W AR R A NT
1,Bartholom cw Durand,being duly sw orn,affirm and state:

INTRO DU CTIO N
Iam a specialagentwith the FederalBureau oflnvestigation. lhave been in this

position since 20l0.Iam currently assigned to a squad that investigates counterintelligence out

the W ashington Field Office ofthe FBI.

Thisaffidavitissubm itted forthepurposeofestablishingprobable cause.Thefacts

in this affidavitare based on m y investigation,personalobservations,training,and experience,as

wellasinform ation conveyed to me by otherlaw enforcem entofficials. Because thisaffidavitis

Iim ited in purpose,itisnotintended to include each and every factand m atterobserved by me or

known to the United States.

PURPOSE OF AFFIDAVIT
This affidavit is subm itted in support of a crim inal com plaint charging the

defendant,FELIPE M ARQUEZ (hereinafter(SM ARQUEZ''),with one countofUnlawfulEntry


intoRestrictedBuildingsorGrounds,inviolationofTitlel8,United StatesCode,Section l752(a),
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and onecountofViolentEntry and DisorderlyConducton CapitolGrounds,in violationofTitle

40,UnitedStatescode,Section5l04(e)(2).Thisaffidavitisalsosubmittedinsupportofanarrest
warrantforM ARQUEZ.
STATEM ENT O F FA CTS

Probable Cause - The fiu


t Capitolon January 6,2021
4. The U .S.Capitolis secured 24 hours a day by U .S.CapitolPolice.Restrictions

around the U .S.Capitolinclude permanentand tem porary security baniers and posts m anned by

U .S.CapitolPolice.Only authorized people with appropriate identification are allow ed access

inside the U .S.Capitol.On January 6,2021,the exteriorplazaofthe U .S.Capitolw asalso closed

to m em bersofthe public.

OnJanuary6,2021,ajointsessionoftheUnitedStatesCongressconvenedatthe
UnitedStatesCapitol,which islocatedatFirstStreet,SE,in Washington,D.C.Duringthejoint
session,elected m em bers of the U nited States House of Representatives and the United States

Senate were m eeting in separate cham bersofthe United StatesCapitolto certify the vote countof

the ElectoralCollege ofthe 2020 PresidentialElection,which had taken place on Novem ber 3,

2020.Thejointsession beganatapproximately 1:00p.m.Shortlythereafter,by approximately


1:30p.m.,theHouseandSenateadjournedtoseparatechamberstoresolveaparticularobjection.
VicePresidentMikePencewaspresentand presiding,firstinthejointsession,and then inthe
Senate cham ber.

6. As the proceedings continued in both the House and the Senate.and w ith V ice

PresidentM ike Pence presentand presiding overthe Senate,a large crowd gathered outside the

U.S. Capitol.As noted above,tem porary and perm anent barricades w ere in place around the
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exteriorofthe U .S.Capitolbuilding,and U .S.CapitolPolicew ere presentand attem pting to keep

the crowd away from the Capitolbuilding and the proceedingsunderw ay inside.

A tsuch tim e,the certification proceedings stillunderw ay and the exterior doors

and w indow s ofthe U .S.Capitolwere locked orotherwise secured.M em bers ofthe U .S.Capitol

Police attem pted to m aintain orderand keep the crow d from entering thcCapitol;however,shortly

after2:00 p.m .,individualsin the crow d forced entry into the U .S.Capitol,including by breaking

w indowsand by assaulting m em bersofthe U .S.CapitolPolice,asothersin the crowd encouraged

and assisted those acts.

8. Shortlythereafter,atapproximately 2:20 p.m .membersoftheUnitedStatesHouse

ofRepresentatives and United States Senate,including the Presidentofthe Senate,Vice President

MikePence,wereinstructedto anddid--evacuatethechambers.Accordingly,thejointsession
of the United States Congress w as effectively suspended until shortly after 8:00 p.m . V ice

PresidentPence rem aincd in the United States Capitolfrom the tim e he w as evacuated from the

Senate Cham beruntilthe sessionsresum ed.

9. During nationalnew scoverage ofthe aforem entioned events,video footage which

appeared to becaptured on mobiledevicesofpersonspresenton the scene depicted evidence of

violationsoflocaland federallaw,including scoresofindividualsinsidethe U.S.Capitolbuilding

and on the groundsofthe U .S.Capitolw ithoutauthority to be there.

ProbableCause-MARQUEZ
10. Followingthecivilunrestatthe U.S.Capitoldescribed above,the FBlreceived a

tip stating thatM ARQUEZ,whowasknown tothetipster,shareda video to hispublicstorieson


Snapchaton January 6,202 1.W hen a userposts public storieson Snapchat,those stories,which
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typically contain an im age, video,or series of im ages,are visible to the user's kifriends''and,

depending on the user's settings,possibly otherson the Snapchatplatform .The tipster is friends

withMARQUEZ ontheSnapchatplatform,andknowsthatMARQUEZ'SSnapchatusernameis
felipe- m zgs. On or after January 6, 2021,the tipster screen recorded a four-m inute-twenty-

second-longvideothatthetipsterreportedthatMARQUEZ hadpostedasastoryonhisSnapchat
account.The tipsterprovided a copy ofthe screen recorded video to the FBI.

1l. The video appearsto be a compilation ofatleastthe follow ing 13 separate videos

taken with a cellphone. Below Idescribe various eventsdepicted in the video clips referencing

the relevanttime stam ps'


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0:00(start)to 0:13- Thisclipappearstobefilmed bythedriverofavehicle,while


on a divided highw ay,during daytim e.The steering w heelis visible,which bears

the logo forTesla.

b. 0:13 to 0:25 - This isa sim ilarclip to the oneabove.

c. 0:25to 0:35- Thisclip appearsto havebeen filmed by thedriverofavehicle,while

on a divided highw ay,atnighttim e.The video focuseson a truck on the road,and

the follow ing textisoverlaid on the screen'


.ikl-le'sgottrum p tlagsbutyou can'tsee

em ,and he'sfrom Florida!!!!''

d. 0:35 to 0:54 - This clip depicts continued film ing by the driver ofa vehicle,on a

divided highway,atnighttim e.The video focuses on a truck on the road with tw o

blue ûCTRUM P''tlags,and the follow ing textis overlaid the screcn:($W e in south

Carolina.''
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0:54 to 1:54 - Thisclip appearsto be film ed by the driverofa vehicle,while on a

divided highway,during daytim e. The driver's side view m irror is visible; it

appearsto bc white in color,suggesting thatthevehicle isw hite.The video focuses

on thc navigation system on the dashboard,show ing a destination ofW ashington,

D.C. At 1:30,the userappearsto flip the phone's cam era lens,so thatthe useris

visible.Thetipsteridentified thisperson as MARQUEZ.M ARQUEZ islooking


into the cam era,m outhing along to a song,and sm oking from a light-tan colored

vapepen.MARQUEZ iswearing arediSKEEP AM ERICA GREAT''hatandhasa


yellow gaiteraround hisneck.

1:54 to 2:07 - Thisclip occursatoutdoorrally and capturesa substantialcrowd of

people and m any tlags. The W ashington M onum entisvisible.l

2:07 to 2:24 .
--l-his is a sim ilarclip atan outdoorrally,which appearsto be atthe

sam e Iocation asthe priorclip.

h. 2:24 to 2:44 - Thisisa sim ilarclip atan outdoorrally,w hich appearsto be atthe

sam e location asthe two priorclips.

2:44 to 3:12- Theclip isfilm ed in oram ong a large crowd. M any people and flags

are visible. From m y know ledge review ofothervideos in this investigation,this

video appears to be taken atthe w est side of the U ,S.Capitolgrounds,where a

crowd gathered on the afternoon ofJanuary 6,202 1.

1Iknow thatpriorto the civilunrestdescribed above a crowd gathered on the Ellipse to listen to
severalspeakers,before proceeding to the U .S.Capitol. Based upon the position ofthe crowd in
relation to the W ashington M onum ent,which appears in the background ofthe video,lbelieve
M ARQUEZ wasfilm ing from thatgatheringontheEllipse.
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3:12 to 3:38 - This appears to capture people clim bing overa stone rail/fence and

otherswho have scaled a walllocated the westside oftheU .S.Capitol.The Peace

M onum ent is visible.The recording captured som eone yell, isY eah baby. W e

climbed the w all.'' Atone pointthe cam era focuses dow nward towards another

person ascending the walland the crowd rem aining on the ground. The recording

capturessom eone saying,ii-rhere goesm y sign,baby.Trump w on.''

k. 3:38 to 3:45 - This isa truncated version ofw hatwascontained in the above clip.
3:45 to 4:11 - This clip is from inside a conference room .2 Severalpeople are

seated and standing around a m ahogany table. Som e people say, isN o stealing;

don'tstealanything.'' At4:02,a hand is visible,holding a light-tan colored vape

pen similarto theone M ARQUEZ washolding in thecarin the clip from 0:54 to
1:54.At4:04,som eone pushesovera table lam p and says,kiW hy would lwantto

stealthisbullshit-''

m.4:l1to4:20(end)- InthisclipMARQUEZ turnsthecameralenstofilm himself.


He iswearing ared 'CKEEP A M ERICA GREAT''hatand hasayellow gaiteraround

his neck, sim ilar to w hat he was wearing in the earlier clip from 0:54 to 1:54.

MARQUEZ appearstostillbeindoors,withadistinctivebluepieceofartwork-

2Based upon conversationswith representativesofthe United States CapitolPolice,the conference room


inwhichMARQUEZ ispresentappearstobeSenateroom S140,theprivateSihideaway''officeofSenator
M erkleywithintheU.S.Capitol.Theartworkvisibleonthewallsoftheconferenceroom inMARQUEZ'S
Snapchatvideo isalso visible on a video thatSenatorM erkley posted to Twitteron January 6,2021,at
11:36 pmsdocumenting some ofthedamageto hisoftice.
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the sam e as seen in SenatorM erkley'shideaway office - on the wallbehind him .

ThisisascreenshotofM ARQUEZ'Sfacefrom thevideo:

12. This Snapchatvideo is consistent w ith othcrvideos lhave reviewed from m edia

reports as wellas other investigations l have conducted into the incident at the U.S.Capitol.

Therefore,lhave probable cause to believe the end of this video depicts individuals,including

M ARQUEZ,who entered the U.S.Capitolbuilding on January 6,2021,and thatM ARQUEZ


film ed the video.

Accordingtoalaw cnforcementdatabasesearch,M ARQUEZ ownsawhite2020


Tesla M odel3,which heregistered in November2019. The vehicleisregistered to M ARQUEZ
athisaddressin CoralSprings,Florida.

l4. On January 9,2021,the tipsteridentified MARQUEZ asthe individualin the


Snapchatvideo.OnJanuary l2,2021,thetipsteridentifiedMARQUEZ'SFloridadriver'slicense
photo asthe same itFelipe M ARQUEZ.''Thetipsterreported thatthetipsterdoesnotpersonally
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know M ARQUEZ,butthcyknow people in common,and thetipsterhasfollowed M ARQUEZ'S


online socialm edia presence forseveralyears.

15. l have also identified M ARQUEZ as the person in the Snapchatvideo from
comparingthevideoto MARQUEZ'SFloridadriver'slicensephotograph.
Based on the foregoing,youraffiantsubm itsthatthere isprobable cause to beliexe

thatMARQUEZ violated 18U.S.C.j1752(a)(1)and(2),whichmakeitacrimeto(1)knowingly


enterorremain in any restricted building or grounds withoutlawfulauthority to do;and (2)
know ingly,and with intentto im pede ordisruptthe orderly conductofG overnm entbusiness or

officialfunctions,engage in disorderly ordisruptive conductin,orw ithin such proxim ity to,any

restricted building or grounds w hen,or so that,such conduct,in fact, impedes or disrupts the

orderly conductofGovernmentbusinessorofficialfunctions;orattemptsorconspiresto do so.

ForpurposesofSection 1752 ofTitle 18,a Csrestricted building''includes a posted,cordoned off,

orotherw ise restricted area ofa building orgroundsw here the Presidentorotherperson protected

by the Secret Service,including the Vice President,is or w ill be tem porarily visiting;or any

building orgroundsso restricted in conjunctionwith an eventdesignated asa specialeventof


nationalsignificance.

17. Youraffiantsubmits there is also probable cause to believe thatMARQUEZ


violated40U.S.C.j5l04(e)(2)(D),(E),and(G),whichmakeitacrimetowillfullyandknowingly
(D)utterloud,threatening,orabusivelanguage,orengage in disorderly ordisruptive conduct,at
any place in the Grounds or in any ofthe CapitolBuildings with the intentto im pede,disrupt,or

disturb the orderly conductofa session ofCongress oreitherHouse ofCongress,orthe orderly

conductin thatbuilding ofa hearing before,orany deliberations of,a com m ittee ofCongress or

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eitherHouseofCongress;(E)obstruct,orimpedepassagethroughorwithin,theGroundsorany
oftheCapitolBuildings;and(G)parade,dcmonstrate,orpicketinanyoftheCapitolBuildings.
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l8. Based on m y trainingand experience,and the inform ation provided in thisaffidavit,

there is probable cause to believe thaton or aboutJanuary 6,2021,in the D istrictofColum bia,

FELIPE MARQUEZ did knowingly and willingly commitUnlawfulEntry,inviolation ofTitle


l8,United StatesCode,Section 1752(a),andViolentEntryand DisorderlyConducton Capitol
Grounds,inviolationofTitle40,UnitedStatescodc,Section5l04(e)(2).

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ATTESTED TO BY THE APPLICANT IN ACCORDANCE W ITH THE REQUIREM ENTS


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Assign Date:1/15/2021
Description:CO M PLAINT W /ARREST W ARRANT

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18U.S.C.1752(a)(1)KnowinglyEnteringorRemaininginanyRestri
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40U.S.C.5104(e)(2) Vi
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