Mark Ibrahim’s Case Background
Mark Ibrahim, an off-duty federal law enforcement officer, attended the political protest outside of the Capitol on January 6. Mr. Ibrahim never went inside of the Capitol Building, he was only on the Grounds, the few outdoor blocks surrounding the building. Mr. Ibrahim did not engage in any violence or disorder, instead defending officers from escalating anger of protestors. He even stopped an individual from entering the building. In videos from that day, he laments the breakdown of what started as a peaceful protest.
Mr. Ibrahim’s attorney has argued that he was selectively chosen for prosecution by his employer, the federal government, for his political beliefs. (Scroll to the bottom to read his motions.)
Mark has pleaded NOT GUILTY to all charges. He was charged with felony offenses for possessing his department-issued firearm on the Grounds of the Capitol. The department-issued firearm was accompanied by his badge and credentials, and remained holstered the entire time. Attorney pleadings show that he was both authorized and encouraged by his department to carry a firearm while off-duty, and was permitted by law to carry in DC.
This case is currently pending in the Court of Appeals on an interlocutory appeal. A trial date is pending.
“I was there with my brother. He is an FBI special agent. And no adverse action was taken against him, as it shouldn’t. As it shouldn’t have happened to me. And, you know, they got it wrong. Me and my brother both served in the Army. I followed him into federal law enforcement. My sister is a Navy veteran. My mom was in the Pentagon on 9/11. And I’m the son of two immigrants who left oppressive regimes. And, you know, my mom instilled in me a debt that we owe this country for the liberties and freedoms, they are not free. So, just the saddest part about this is I can’t serve my country anymore.”
-Mr. Ibrahim to Fox News
Mark is the only known J6 attendee arrested for peaceful presence outdoors.
He pleaded NOT GUILTY and has been defending himself against the Government for two years.
He is now in need of assistance to help him cover the costs of his pending interlocutory appeal and the trial.Click to Donate Legal Fees
Originally charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor for just attending the protest, Mr. Ibrahim’s criminal defense attorney, Marina Medvin, has already achieved the dismissal of one felony count and has appealed another. He is expected to go to trial on at least one felony allegation of being present outside the Capitol on what the Government alleges were restricted Grounds and for allegedly joining the crowd standing on an architectural feature one block from the Capitol building. A trial date has not yet been set due to the pending interlocutory appeal.