Following last week’s break-in at the Pelosi’s San Francisco home, David DePape, 42, was charged with a slew of offenses, including assault, attempted murder, and attempted kidnapping, the US attorney’s office and San Francisco district attorney announced on Monday.
The US attorney’s office for the Northern District of California stated that he was charged with one count of “attempted kidnapping of a US official.” An FBI complaint that was also made public on Monday states that the accusation refers to Nancy Pelosi, whom DePape allegedly informed officers he intended to “keep hostage.”
The maximum sentence for the attempted kidnapping accusation is 20 years in jail.
DePape was also accused of assaulting a member of a US official’s close family on one count with the intention of retaliating against the official. The maximum term for the charge, which pertains to a crime that was allegedly committed against Paul Pelosi, is 30 years in prison.
In addition to the state charges against DePape, the federal charges against him also include “attempted murder, residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, false imprisonment of an elder, as well as threats to a public official and their family,” the San Francisco district attorney said later on Monday.
DePape could spend 13 years to life in prison, according to the state’s existing accusations, according to San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. She stated that DePape’s arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday.