Man charged for unlawful entry into White House premises

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A man who was arrested at the White House Tuesday afternoon after following a motorcade through the outermost security check point, has been charged, officials said.

According to Secret Service Spokesperson George Ogilvie, at about 4:40 p.m. an unauthorized vehicle got in behind the motorcade at 17th St. and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The vehicle was immediately stopped and the driver 55-year-old Mathew Evan Goldstein was taken into custody, police said.

Goldstein is a treasury pass holder, which means he is authorized to enter the treasury department but he is unauthorized to enter the White House where he did at the northwest gate, officials said.

On Thursday, Goldstein was charged with unlawful entry at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He was also ordered that on release, he stay away from the White House and its grounds, officials said.

The charge is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum of 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

He is scheduled to appear in court again on May 21st at 9:30 a.m.

See charging documents here.


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