Dr. Simone Gold biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Beverly Hills, California


Dr. Simone Melissa Gold is a white woman from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States. She earned her medical degree from Chicago Medical School at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Gold earned her Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School in Stanford, California where she studied health policy, business, marketing and tax policy. Here are 13 more things about her:

Simone Gold
Simone Gold
  1. In 1997, she was a congressional fellow at the U.S. Senate. (a)
  2. She co-founded Medicalife, where she served as an editor from June 2006 to June 2008. (a)
  3. From January 2009 to September 2009, she assisted Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. from July 20, 2009 to September 30, 2013, with research, writing and editing on various assignments including the Wall Street Journal and the New Republic. (a)
  4. In May 2011, she founded (a)
  5. In January 2017, she founded GoldHealthcareSolutions, which is based in Los Angeles. (a)
  6. Amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, she was one of the prominent advocates for hydroxychloroquine, which Donald Trump promoted as a beneficial treatment. She is the founder of the group America’s Frontline Doctors, which speaks out against the U.S. government’s efforts to contain COVID-19. In April 2020, she became a principal at The Gold Opinion. (a)(b)
  7. Speaking about the COVID-19 crisis, she said in August 2020, “Americans are riveted and captured by fear at the moment. We are not being held down by the virus as much as we are being held down by the spider web of fear. That spider web is all around us, and it’s constricting us, and it’s draining the life blood of the American people, American society, and American economy.” (b)(c)
  8. On October 15, 2020, Bombadier Books published her book titled “I Do Not Consent: My Fight Against Medical Cancel Culture“. (d)
  9. Accompanied by America’s Frontline Doctors communications director John Strand, she went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Trump’s supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. She later said she regretted being there. (b)(e)
  10. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against her, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on January 13, 2021. (c)
  11. On January 18, 2021, FBI agents arrested her and Strand. She was charged with entering restricted building or grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct. On January 19, 2021, she appeared before Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott at the Roybal federal courthouse in Los Angeles. She was released from custody after posting bond. (e)(f)(g)
  12. On March 3, 2022, she pleaded guilty to entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds. (e)
  13. She was 56 years old when U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper in Washington, D.C. sentenced her on June 16, 2022 to two months in prison and 12 months of supervised release. The judge also ordered her to pay a $9,500 fine. (e)(h)

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