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U.S. District Court 

Eastern District of Virginia - (Alexandria) 

CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:17-mj-QQ358-TCB All Defendants 

*SEALED* 

Internal Use Only 


Case title: USA v. Papadopoulos 


Date Filed: 07/28/2017 
Date Terminated: 07/28/2017 


Assigned to: Magistrate Judge Theresa Carroll 
Buchanan 

Defendant (1) 

George Papadopoulos 

TERMINATED: 07/28/2017 

Pending Counts Disposition 

None 

Highest Offense Level /Opening) 

None 

Terminated Counts Disposition 

None 

Highest Offense Level (Terminated) 

None 

Complaints Disposition 

None 


Plaintiff 

USA 


Date Filed 

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Docket Text 

07/27/2017 


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Arrest of George Papadopoulos in Eastern District of Virginia, (tfitz,) (Entered: 
07/31/2017) 

07/28/2017 

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Executed Warrant and R40 Documents in case as to George Papadopoulos. (tfitz, 

) (Entered: 07/31/2017) 


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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Theresa Carroll 
Buchanan:Initial Appearance in Rule 5(c)(3) Proceedings as to George 
Papadopoulos held on 7/28/2017. USA appeared through B. VanGratt. Deft 
appeared w/o counsel. Deft informed of rights, charges and penalties. Deft stated 
that he already has counsel-not present. USA does not seek detention at this time. 
Deft is released on Bond w/conditions and shall appear in court in the District of 
Columbia as instructed. (Tape #FTR.)(tfitz,) (Entered: 07/31/2017) 

07/28/2017 

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ORDER Setting Conditions of Release as to George Papadopoulos (1) PR BOND 
as to George Papadopoulos.. Signed by Magistrate Judge Theresa Carroll 

Buchanan on 7/28/17. (tfitz,) (Entered: 07/31/2017) 

07/28/2017 


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(Court only) ***Terminated defendant George Papadopoulos, pending deadlines, 
and motions, (tfitz,) (Entered: 07/31/2017) 


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AO 442 (Rev 11/11) Arrest Warrant 


United States District Court 

for the 

District of Columbia 




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United States of America 
v. 

GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS 


Defendant 


Case No: 1:17-mj-536 
Assigned To: Chief Judge Beryl A Howell 
Date Assigned: 7/28/2017 
Description: Complaint 


ARREST WARRANT 


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To: Any authorized law enforcement officer 


CLERK, U.S. L’.Stn’Gr COURT 
ALEXANDRIA, VA 


YOU ARE COMMANDED to arrest and bring before a United States magistrate judge without unnecessary delay 
(name of person to be arrested) George Pap adopoulos 

who is accused of an offense or violation based on the following document filed with the court: 

□ Indictment □ Superseding Indictment □ Information □ Superseding Information Complaint 

□ Probation Violation Petition □ Supervised Release Violation Petition □ Violation Notice □ Order of the Court 

This offense is briefly described as follows: 

18 U.S.C. § 1001 (Making a False Statement) 

18 U.S.C. § 1519 (Obstruction) 


Date: _07/28/2017 


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Issuing officer V signature 


City and state: Washington, D.C. __ _ Hon. Beryl A. Ho w ell, Chief U.S. District Judg e 

Printed name and title 



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AO 91 (Rev 11/11) Criminal Complaint 


United States District Court 

for the pOULfi#- 


District of Columbia 


United States of America 
v. 

GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS 


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JUL 2 8 20t7 

Ckrk, U.S. District and 
Bankruptcy Courts 


Case No: 1:17-mj-536 
Assigned To: Chief Judge Beryl A Howell 
Date Assigned: 7/28/2017 
Description: Complaint 


Defendant(s) 


CRIMINAL COMPLAINT 


I, the complainant in this case, state that the following is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. 

On or about the date(s) of January and February, 2017 in the county of_ Washington _in the 

_District of_ Columbia _, the defendant(s) violated: 

Code Section Offense Description 

18 U.S.C. § 1001 Making a False Statement 

18 U.S.C. § 1519 Obstruction 


This criminal complaint is based on these facts: 
See attached affidavit. 


Sf Continued on the attached sheet. 


Sworn to before me and signed in my presence. 

Date: 07/28 /2017_ 

City and state: _ Washington, D.C. 


Complainant's signature 

FBI Special Agent Robert M. Gibbs 
Printed name and title 




Judge's signature 


Hon. Beryl A. Howell, Chief U.S. District Judge 

Printed name and title 


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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 


JUL 2 8 2017 


Clork, U.S. District and 


Bankruptcy Courts 


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 


GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, 


v. 


Case No: 1:17-mj-536 
Assigned To: Chief Judge Beryl A Howell 
Date Assigned: 7/28/2017 
Description: Complaint 


Defendant. 


AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT 

I, Robert M. Gibbs, being first duly sworn, hereby depose and state as follows: • 

1. I am a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) and 

have served in this capacity since 2003. I have conducted numerous investigations into complex 
domestic and extraterritorial crimes, including crimes related to espionage and foreign influence. 


2. Iam familiar with the facts and circumstances set forth below from my 


examination of various reports and records, my review of publicly available information, and my 
conversations with law enforcement officers and others. Because this affidavit is being 
submitted for the limited purpose of establishing probable cause for a criminal complaint, it does 
not set forth every fact learned in the course of this investigation. 


The Defendant 


3. Based on the investigation to date, I know that GEORGE 


PAPADOPOULOS, the defendant, served as a foreign policy advisor for the presidential 
campaign of Donald J. Trump (the “Campaign”) starting no later than on or about March 16, 
2016 and continuing through most of the Campaign. PAPADOPOULOS had previously been a 
foreign policy advisor for a different presidential candidate. 


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4. On or about March 21,2016, then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump 
met with The Washington Post and provided the names of five individuals identified as members 
of the Campaign’s foreign policy team, including GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, the defendant 

The Investigation 

5. At all times relevant to the offenses described herein, the FBI, as part of its 
counterintelligence mission, had an open investigation into the Russian government’s efforts to 
interfere in the 2016 presidential election, including the nature of any links between individuals 
associated with the Campaign and the Russian government, and into whether there was any 
coordination between the Campaign and the Russian government The investigation included 
assessing whether any crimes were committed. The investigation was opened and coordinated in 
Washington, D.C. and had commenced in 2016. The investigation was ongoing in January 2017 
when two FBI special agents (the “Agents”) interviewed GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, the 
defendant 

6. Based on my training and experience, I am aware that the Russian 
government and its intelligence and security services frequently make use of non-governmental 
intermediaries to achieve their foreign intelligence objectives. This structure serves in part to 
hide the overt involvement of the Russian government and provides deniability about the 
involvement of the government and its intelligence and security services. I am aware that the 
Russian government has used individuals associated with academia and think tanks in such a 
capacity. As a result, the investigation has included the extent to which such intermediaries had 
contact with individuals associated with the Campaign, including GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, 
the defendant. 

Overview of the Offenses 


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7. Based on the information provided herein, there is probable cause to 
believe that on or about January 27,2017, GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, the defendant, made 
material false statements and omitted material facts to the FBI regarding his interactions during 
the Campaign with foreign contacts, including Russian nationals. On that date, 
PAPADOPOULOS met with the Agents, and after being advised that the failure to be truthful 
could lead to criminal penalties, PAPADOPOULOS made material false statements and omitted 
material facts. For example, PAPADOPOULOS falsely described his interactions with a certain 
foreign-contact who discussed “dirt” related to emails concerning then-presidential candidate 
Hillary Clinton, when, in truth and in fact, PAPADOPOULOS had repeated communications 
with that foreign contact while PAPADOPOULOS was serving as a foreign policy advisor to the 
Campaign. 

8. There is also probable cause to believe that on or about February 17,2017, 
GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, the defendant, obstructed the FBI’s investigation that was being 
coordinated in the District of Columbia. After speaking again to the FBI on or about February 
16,2017, and reiterating his purported willingness to cooperate with the FBI’s investigation, 
PAPADOPOULOS the next day shut down his.existing Facebook account, which he had 
maintained since approximately August 2005. That account contained communications he had 
with Russian nationals and other foreign contacts during the Campaign that contradicted 
statements he had made to the FBI. Shortly after he shut down his account, PAPADOPOULOS 
created a new Facebook account that contained no communications he had during the Campaign 
with foreign contacts. 

9. I submit that the conduct of GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, the defendant, 
as described herein, had a negative impact on the FBI’s ongoing investigation into the existence 

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of any links or coordination between individuals associated with the Campaign and the Russian 
government in connection with Russia’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election 
by, among other things, concealing links to individuals and intermediaries associated with the 
Russian government 

Defendant’s False Statements to the FBI 

10. On or about January 27,2017, the Agents met with GEORGE 
PAPADOPOULOS, the defendant, in Chicago, Illinois. PAPADOPOULOS agreed to a 
voluntary interview. 

11. The .Agents informed PAPADOPOULOS that the FBI was investigating 
interference by the Russian government in the 2016 presidential election and whether any 
individuals related to the Campaign were involved. The Agents, using an FBI recording device, 
taped the interview. 

12. The Agents informed PAPADOPOULOS that he needed to be truthful and 
warned that he could get “in trouble” if he lied. The Agents also advised him that lying to them 
“is a federal offense.” They confirmed that the interview was “completely voluntary.” 

False Statements by PAPADOPOULOS Regarding Foreign Contact 1 

13. During the course of his January 27,2017 interview with the FBI, 
GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, the defendant, acknowledged that he knew a particular professor 
of diplomacy based in London ("Foreign Contact 1”). Foreign Contact 1 is a citizen of a country 
in the Mediterranean and an associate of several Russian nationals, as described further below. 
PAPADOPOULOS stated that Foreign Contact 1 told him that the Russians had “dirt” on 
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a. PAPADOPOULOS told the Agents that, in the early part of 2016, 
Foreign Contact 1 “actually told me that the Russians had emails of Clinton. That guy told me.” 
PAPADOPOULOS further stated that Foreign Contact 1 told him that the Russians “have dirt on 
her,” meaning Clinton, and that “they have thousands of emails.” 

b. PAPADOPOULOS, however, claimed to have received this 
information prior to joining the Campaign. He told the Agents: “This isn’t like [Foreign Contact 
1 was] messaging me while I’m in April with Trump.” 

c. PAPADOPOULOS stated that he did not tell anyone on the 
Campaign about the “dirt” on Clinton because he “didn’t even know [if] that was real or fake or 
he was just guessing because I don’t know, because the guy [Foreign Contact 1] seems like 
he’s ... he’s a nothing.” 

14. However, upon review of documents and other information obtained in the 

course of this investigation, including emails obtained through a judicially authorized search 
warrant, I believe that the statements made by GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, the defendant, 
falsely characterized his interactions with Foreign Contact 1, including his representation that 
Foreign Contact 1 seemed like “a nothing.” For example: j 

a. On or about March 24,2016, which was three days after the 
Campaign’s announcement of its foreign policy advisors, including PAPADOPOULOS, 
PAPADOPOULOS emailed C amp ai gn officials that he had “just finished a very productive 
lunch with a good friend of mine, [Foreign Contact 1]... — who introduced me to both Putin’s 
niece and the Russian Ambassador in London - who also acts as the Deputy Foreign Minister.” 
PAPADOPOULOS further wrote: “The topic of the lunch was to arrange a meeting between us 
and the Russian leadership to discuss U.S.-Russia ties under President Trump. They are keen to 

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host us in a ‘neutral’ city, or directly in Moscow. They said the leadership, including Putin, is 
ready to meet with us and Mr. Trump should there be interest. Waiting for everyone’s thoughts 
on moving forward with this very important issue.” PAPADOPOULOS acknowledged to the 
FBI that the individual he referred to as “Putin’s niece” was a Russian national (“Foreign 
Contact 3,” further described below). 

b. On or about April 18,2016, Foreign Contact 1 emailed 
PAPADOPOULOS, stating that he had a “long conversation in Moscow with my dear friend 
[“Foreign Contact 2”]... about a possible meeting between the two of you. [Foreign Contact 2] 
is ready to meet with you in London (or USA or Moscow). I am putting the two of you in touch 
to discuss when and where this potential meeting can actually take place.” Foreign Contact 1 
copied Foreign Contact 2 on the email to PAPADOPOULOS, who responded by offering to “try 
and come to Moscow” and setting up a Skype call with Foreign Contact 2 for 3:00 p.m. 
“Moscow time.” In subsequent emails between PAPADOPOULOS and Foreign Contact 2, 
Foreign Contact 2 represented himself as a Russian national with access to Russian government 
officials. 

c. On or about April 22,2016, Foreign Contact 2 sent 
PAPADOPOULOS an email thanking him “for an extensive talk!” and proposing “to meet in 
London or in Moscow.” PAPADOPOULOS replied by suggesting that “we set one up here in 
London with the Ambassador as well to discuss a process moving forward.” 

d. After additional email communications between 
PAPADOPOULOS and Foreign Contact 2, including setting up conversations over Skype, on or 
about May 4,2016, Foreign Contact 2 informed PAPADOPOULOS by email that Foreign 
Contact 2 had “just talked to my colleagues from the MFA. [They are] open for cooperation. 

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One of the options is to make a meeting for you at the North America Desk, if you are in 
Moscow.” I know based on public sources and my own tr aining and experience that the MFA is 
the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is the governmental body responsible for Russian 
foreign relations. PAPADOPOULOS responded to the May 4 email from Foreign Contact 2 that 
he was “[g]lad the MFA is interested.” 

e. Between on or about May 4,2016 and on or about May 21,2016, 
PAPADOPOULOS forwarded the May 4,2016 email from Foreign Contact 2 described above to 
three separate individuals who at the time were senior officials with the Campaign. In one of the 
forwarding emails to one Campaign official, PAPADOPOULOS wrote “Russia updates.” In 
another forwarding email to another Campaign official, PAPADOPOULOS wrote: “Regarding 
the forwarded message, Russia has been eager to meet Mr. Trump for quite sometime and have 
been reaching out to me to discuss.” 

f. On or about May 8,2016, Foreign Contact 2 emailed 
PAPADOPOULOS and Foreign Contact 1 about putting PAPADOPOULOS in touch with the 
“MFA head of the US desk.” Further emails show that over the course of the subsequent weeks, 
Foreign Contact 2 set up Skype calls with PAPADOPOULOS and discussed, among other 
things, the fact that Foreign Contact 2 reported a “good reaction from the US desk at the MFA.” 

g. On or about July 14,2016, PAPADOPOULOS emailed Foreign 
Contact 2 and proposed a “meeting for August or September in the UK (London) with me and 
my national chairman, and maybe one other foreign policy advisor and you, members of 
president putin’s office and the mfa to hold a day of consultations and to meet one another. It 
has been approved from our side.” 

False Statements by PAPADOPOULOS Regarding Foreign Contact 3 

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15. During the course of his January 27,2017 interview with the FBI, 

GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, the defendant, acknowledged meeting Foreign Contact 3. 

Foreign Contact 3 represented that she had access and ties to the Russian government. 
PAPADOPOULOS characterized the extent, timing, and nature of his interactions with Foreign 
Contact 3 as follows: 

a. In response to questioning by the Agents about Russian contacts, 
PAPADOPOULOS acknowledged that Foreign Contact 1 had introduced him to Foreign Contact 
3. PAPADOPOULOS stated that the introduction took place “a year ago, this was before I even 
got with-with Trump.” 

b. When asked by the Agents to what extent PAPADOPOULOS and 
Foreign Contact 3 communicated, PAPADOPOULOS responded, “She sent emails” to the effect 
of “Just, ‘Hi, how are you?’ That’s it” 

16. However, upon review of documents and other information obtained in the 
course of this investigation, including emails obtained through a judicially authorized search 
warrant I believe that the statements made by GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, the defendant 
characterizing the extent of his interactions with Foreign Contact 3 as just email pleasantries and 
his representation that he met Foreign Contact 3 “a year ago,” “before I even got with Trump,” 
were false and misleading. For example: 

a. As set forth above, on or about March 24,2016, which was three 

days after PAPADOPOULOS was publicly named as a foreign policy advisor to the Campaign, 
PAPADOPOULOS emailed Campaign officials that he had “just finished a very productive 
lunch with a good friend of mine, [Foreign Contact 1] - who introduced me to ... Putin’s niece 
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b. On or about April 10,2016, PAPADOPOULOS emailed Foreign 
Contact 3, re-introducing himself and noting that he was “Donald Trump’s advisor.” 

PAPADOPOULOS reminded Foreign Contact 3 that “[w]e met with [Foreign Contact 1] in 
London. The reason for my message is because [Foreign Contact 1] sent an email that you tried 
contacting me.” PAPADOPOULOS wrote that “it would be a pleasure to meet again. If not, we 
should have a call and discuss some things .” PAPADOPOULOS ended the email with his 
mobile number and a request for Foreign Contact 3’s mobile number. 

c. Foreign Contact 3 replied to PAPADOPOULOS on or about April 
11,2016, and stated that she was “now back in St. Petersburg” but would be “very pleased to 
support your initiatives between our two countries and of course I would be very pleased to meet 
you again.” PAPADOPOULOS responded, copying Foreign Contact 1, that “I think a good step 
would be for me to meet with the Russian Ambassador in London sometime this month” and that 
PAPADOPOULOS would “like to discuss with him, or anyone else you recommend, about a 
potential foreign policy trip to Russia.” Foreign Contact 1 responded: “This is already been 
agreed. I am flying to Moscow on the 18th for... meetings at the Duma.” I know based on 
public sources that the Duma is a Russian government legislative assembly. 

d. On or about the following day, April 12,2016, Foreign Contact 3 
emailed PAPADOPOULOS and stated that “I have already alerted my personal links to our 
conversation and your request. The Embassy in London is very much aware of this. As 
mentioned we are all very excited by the possibility of a good relationship with Mr. Trump. The 
Russian Federation would love to welcome him once his candidature would be officially 
announced.” 


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a. On or about July 15,2016, PAPADOPOULOS sent a private 
Facebook message to a Facebook account identified with Foreign Contact 2, stating: “We can 
chat on this, this weekend if you can’t tonight.” Foreign Contact 2 messaged back a Facebook 
“thumbs up.” 

b. On or about July 21,2016, PAPADOPOULOS sent another private 
Facebook message to Foreign Contact 2 stating: “How are thin gs [Foreign Contact 2]? Keep an 
eye on the speech tonight. Should be good.” 

c. On or about July 22,2016, PAPADOPOULOS messaged Foreign 
Contact 2 on Facebook to ask whether Foreign Contact 2 knew a particular individual with 
extensive ties to Russian-based businesses and persons. PAPADOPOULOS asked Foreign 
Contact 2 “[i]f you know any background of him that is noteworthy before I see him, kindly send 
my way.” 

d. On or about October 1,2016, PAPADOPOULOS sent Foreign 
Contact 1 a private Facebook message with a link to an article from Interfax.com, a Russian 
news website. This evidence contradicts PAPADOPOULOS’s statement to the Agents when 
interviewed on or about January 27,2017, that he had not been “messaging” with Foreign 
Contact 1 during the campaign while “with Trump.” 

20. None of the communications described above was in the new Facebook 
account created by GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, the defendant, after he had shut down his 
existing account upon his February 16,2017 interview with the FBI. 

Conclusion 

21. Based on the foregoing, I respectfully submit that there is probable cause 
to believe that GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, the defendant, violated 18 U.S.C. § 1001 by 

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knowingly and willfully making materially false statements when interviewed on or about 
January 27,2017 by the FBI. I also respectfully submit that there is probable cause to believe 
that PAPADOPOULOS violated 18 U.S.C. § 1519 by altering and concealing a record, to wit, 
his Facebook account, with intent to obstruct and impede the FBI’s ongoing investigation, and in 
relation to, or in contemplation of, that investigation. 


22. As set forth above, the facts described herein are limited to those 


necessary to establish probable cause for a criminal complaint. The investigation remains 
ongoing. 


Respectfully Submitted, 



Robert M. Gibbs 
Special Agent 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 



The 

Chief United States District Judge for the District of Columbia 



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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 


v. 


Criminal No. l:17-mj-536 


GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, 


UNDER SEAL 


Defendant 


ORDER TO SEAL 


The United States, pursuant to Local Rule 49(E)(4) of the Local Criminal Rules for the 
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, having moved to seal the criminal complaint, the 
affidavit in support of the arrest warrant, the Motion to Seal, and proposed Order in this matter, 
and 

The COURT, having considered the government’s submissions, including the facts 
presented by the government to justify sealing; having found that revealing the material sought to 
be sealed would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation; having considered the available 
alternatives that are less drastic than sealing; finding none would suffice to protect the 
government’s interest in protecting the integrity of the investigation; and having found that this 
government interest outweighs at this time any interest in the disclosure of the material; it is hereby 


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ORDERED that the United States’ motion is GRANTED, and the criminal complaint and 
all documents associated with it, including the docket in this matter, will be SEALED until further 
order of the Court. 


Date: JulvJ^ 2017 

Hon. Beryl A. Howell 

Chief United States District Judge 


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CONDITIONS OF RELEASE: ) SECURED (X ) PTS ( ) S"> PARTY! X ) TRAVEL RESTRICTED 

f I APPROVED RESIDENCE! ) SATT ( ) PAY COSTS! ) ELECTRONIC MONITORING ( ) MENTAL HEALTH 

TEST/TREAT! )ROL( ) NOT DRIVE ( ) FIREARM ( X ) PASSPORT ( X ) AVOID CONTACT 

( ) ALCOHOL & DRUG USE ( ) EMPLOYMENT 

( ) DEFENDANT REMANDED TO THE CUSTODY OF THE U.S. MARSHALS 

( ) DEFENDANT CONTINUED ON SAME CONDITIONS OF PROBATION 


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NEXT COURT APPEARANCE:__ 

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%AO I99A (Rev. 6/97) Order Sellina Conditions of Release Page I of <> —' Pages 




United States District Court 


Eastern 


District of 


Virginia 


United States of America 


ORDER SETTING CONDITIONS 
OF RELEASE 


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Case Number: 


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IT IS ORDERED that the release of the defendant is subject to the following conditions: 

(1) The defendant shall not commit any offense in violation of federal, state or local law while on release in this case. 

(2) The defendant shall immediately advise the court, defense counsel and the U.S. Attorney in writing before any change in 
address and telephone number. 

(3) The defendant shall appear at all proceedings as required and shall surrender for service of any sentence imposed as 

directed. The defendant shall appear at (if blank, to be notified)_ United States District Court _ 

401 Courthouse Sq„ Alexandria, VA on _ _ ffi>A ___ 


Date and Time 


Release on Personal Recognizance or Unsecured Bond 

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the defendant be released provided that: 

( S ) (4) The defendant promises to appear at all proceedings as required and to surrender for service of any sentence imposed. 

( ) (5) The defendant executes an unsecured bond binding the defendant to pay the United States the sum of 

_dollars ($_) 

in the event of a failure to appear as required or to surrender as directed for service of any sentence imposed. 


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AO 199B (Rev 12/11) Additional Conditions of Release Page of Pages 


ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF RELEASE 


IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the* defendant's release is subject to the conditions marked below: 

( CD) (6) The defendant is placed in the custody of: 

Person or organization ___ 

Address (only if above is an organization) _ 

City and state _ Tel. No._ 

who agrees to (a) supervise the defendant, (b) use every effort to assure the defendant’s appearance at all court proceedings, and (c) notify the court 
immediately if the defendant violates a condition of release or is no longer in the custodian's custody. 

Signed:_ _ 

Custodian Date 

,£f ) (7) The defendant must: 

<JET> (a) report on a regular basis to the following agency: Pretrial Services _ 

(CD ) (b) continue or actively seek employment. 

( Q ) (c) continue or start an education program. ~ 

(JST) (d) surrender any passport to: i n Cl'l Cl T'f'Yt* 

OCT» (e) not obtain a passport or other international travel document. ^ | , ^ 

<#> (fj abide by the following restrictions on personal association, residence, or travel: Do not depart the Washington D.C.ryf pru'feiC f t * 
metropolitan area without prior approval of Pretrial Services or the Court. Afec Cfcci fc l\)i.'4fUr~iK bl3fr )C f 

( J^f ) (g) avoid all contact, directly or indirectly, with any person who is or may be a victim or witness in the investigation or prosecution, Df j 

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(CD ) (h) get medical or psychiatnc treatment: ~ 1 _ 


( O ) (i) return to custody each at o’clock after being released at o’clock for employment, schooling, 

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maintain residence at a halfway house or community corrections center, as the pretrial services office or supervising officer considers 

necessary. 

not possess a firearm, destructive device, or other weapon, 
not use alcohol ( CD ) at all ( CD ) excessively. 

not use or unlawfully possess a narcotic drug or other controlled substances defined in 21 U.S.C. § 802, unless prescribed by a licensed 
medical practitioner. 

submit to testing for a prohibited substance if required by the pretrial services office or supervising officer. Testing may be used with 
random frequency and may include urine testing, the wearing of a sweat patch, a remote alcohol testing system, and/or any form of 
prohibited substance screening or testing. The defendant must not obstruct, attempt to obstruct, or tamper with the efficiency and 
accuracy of prohibited substance screening or testing. 

participate in a program of inpatient or outpatient substance abuse therapy and counseling if directed by the pretrial services office or 
supervising officer. 

participate in one of the following location restriction programs and comply with its requirements as directed. 

(CD) (i) Curfew. You are restricted to your residence every day ( CD ) from _ to _, or ( CD ) as 

directed by the pretrial services office or supervising officer; or 

( CD ) (ii) Home Detention. You are restricted to your residence at all times except for employment; education; religious services; 

medical, substance abuse, or mental health treatment; attorney visits; court appearances; court-ordered obligations; or other 
activities approved in advance by the pretrial services office or supervising officer; or 
(□) (iii) Home Incarceration. You are restricted to 24-hour-a-day lock-down at your residence except for medical necessities and 
court appearances or other activities specifically approved by the court, 
submit to location monitoring as directed by the pretrial services office or supervising officer and comply with all of the program 
requirements and instructions provided. 

( CD ) You must pay all or part of the cost of the program based on your ability to pay as determined by the pretrial services office or 
supervising officer. 

report as soon as possible, to the pretrial services office or supervising officer, every contact with law enforcement personnel, including 
arrests, questioning, or traffic stops. . , , . 

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AO I99C (Rev. 09/08) Advice of Penalties Page of <s »—^ Pages 

ADVICE OF PENALTIES AND SANCTIONS 


TO THE DEFENDANT: 

YOU ARE ADVISED OF THE FOLLOWING PENALTIES AND SANCTIONS: 

Violating any of the foregoing conditions of release may result in the immediate issuance of a warrant for your arrest, a 
revocation of your release, an order of detention, a forfeiture of any bond, and a prosecution for contempt of court and could result in 
imprisonment, a tine, or both. 

While on release, if you commit a federal felony offense the punishment is an additional prison term of not more than ten years 
and for a federal misdemeanor offense the punishment is an additional prison term of not more than one year. This sentence will be 
consecutive (i.e., in addition to) to any other sentence you receive. 

It is a crime punishable by up to ten years in prison, and a $250,000 Fine, or both, to: obstruct a criminal investigation; 
tamper with a witness, victim, or informant; retaliate or attempt to retaliate against a witness, victim, or informant; or intimidate or 
attempt to intimidate a witness, victim, juror, informant, or officer of the court. The penalties for tampering, retaliation, or 
intimidation are significantly more serious if they involve a killing or attempted killing. 

If, after release, you knowingly fail to appear as the conditions of release require, or to surrender to serve a sentence, 
you may be prosecuted for failing to appear or surrender and additional punishment may be imposed. If you are convicted of: 

(1) an offense punishable by death, life imprisonment, or imprisonment for a term of fifteen years or more - you will be fined 
not more than $250,000 or imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both; 

(2) an offense punishable by imprisonment for a term of five years or more, but less than fifteen years - you will be fined not 
more than $250,000 or imprisoned for not more than five years, or both; 

(3) any other felony - you will be fined not more than $250,000 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both; 

(4) a misdemeanor - you will be fined not more than $100,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. 

A term of imprisonment imposed for failure to appear or surrender will be consecutive to any other sentence you receive. In 
addition, a failure to appear or surrender may result in the forfeiture of any bond posted. 

Acknowledgment of the Defendant 

I acknowledge that I am the defendant in this case and that I am aware of the conditions of release. I promise to obey all 
conditions of release, to appear as directed, and surrender to serve any sentence imposed. I am aware of the penalties and sanctions 
set forth above. 



Defendant’s Signature . 

(lily and State Telephone Number 


Directions to the United States Marshal 


Date: 


The defendant is ORDERED released after processing. 

The United States marshal is ORDERED to keep the defendant in custody until notified by the clerk or judge that the 


defendant has posted bond and/or complied with all other conditions 
produced before the appropriate judge at the time ancLp^tce specific 




release. If still in custody, the defendant must be 

_M_ 

a Carroll Buchanan 
United States Magistrate Judge 

Judicial Officer's Signature 


Printed name and title 


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—Case Participants: Magistrate Judge Theresa Carroll Buchanan 
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NOTE: This docket entry (or case) is SEALED. Do not allow it to be seen by 
unauthorized persons. 


U.S. District Court 


Eastern District of Virginia - 


Notice of Electronic Filing 

The following transaction was entered on 7/31/2017 at 10:25 AM EDT and filed on 7/28/2017 


Case Name: 
Case Number: 


USA v. Papadopoulos 
l:17-mi-00358-TCB * SEALED* 


Filer: 

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Docket Text: 

***Terminated defendant George Papadopoulos, pending deadlines, and motions, (tfitz,) 

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