An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for Christian Seklecki of Georgia for the Class A misdemeanor of 1st Degree Criminal Trespass. Seklecki was serving papers to Mo Brooks for a lawsuit from California Rep. Eric Swalwell. The lawsuit, filed in March, seeks to hold Brooks and others accountable for the January 6 Capitol insurrection.
Seklecki entered Congressman Mo Brooks’ home illegally and accosted his wife, Martha Brooks, on June 6, 2021. On June 7, Congressman Brooks released a home surveillance video showing Seklecki stalking Martha Brooks and running into the home without Brooks’ knowledge or permission.
Madison County District Attorney Rob Broussard confirmed the warrant was sworn out by Ms. Brooks reported WKRG.
Martha Brooks stated, “On June 6th a process server illegally entered our home. I have worked with Huntsville City Police and the Madison County District Attorney’s office and sworn out a warrant for his arrest on the charge of 1st Degree Criminal Trespass. Mo and I take our security very seriously, as do all families. My hope is that my actions today will cause the process server to think twice before illegally invading the sanctity of someone else’s home, and put those who would threaten our security on notice that we will pursue illegal actions to the fullest extent of the law.”
Congressman Brooks stated, “Congressman Eric Swalwell lied in his politically motivated, meritless lawsuit against President Donald Trump and me when he falsely claimed I incited the January 6th Capitol violence. Swalwell’s attorneys lied again when they strutted in front of the news media like peacocks in heat and falsely accused me of avoiding Swalwell’s lawsuit service when the fact is they could have served me roughly a hundred times before, during or after both Swalwell and I voted together on the House floor, or served me by U.S. Mail to my home address. In fact, when they finally got serious about serving me with the lawsuit, they served me not once, not twice, but three times, all within one week! So much for avoiding service or being difficult to find!”
.@ericswalwell's team lied when they denied their teammate illegally trespassed into my home. Well, the home security video, Huntsville PD, the Madison County District Attorney’s office, a warrant magistrate and an arrest warrant all say differently. https://t.co/98ah1Sv9Rd— Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) June 16, 2021
Brooks continued, “CNN and the Fake News Media compounded the Swalwell team lies by maliciously accepting Swalwell’s narrative without explaining that the law that puts the burden on the plaintiff to serve lawsuit papers (not the other way around), and without giving my printed rebuttals fair and balanced air time and article space. Swalwell’s team lied again when they denied their teammate illegally trespassed into my home. Well, the home security video, the Huntsville Police Department, the Madison County District Attorney’s office, a warrant magistrate and an arrest warrant all say differently.”
On June 7, Swalwell’s attorney, Philip Andonian, told CNN, “No one entered or even attempted to enter the Brooks’ house. That allegation is completely untrue.”
Now that the video has been released, Swalwell’s attorney maintains that the service was “lawful and valid.” Seklecki is an Atlanta native and isn’t expected to be extradited. The offense is classified as a Class A misdemeanor so he would be subject to arrest if he returned to Madison County, reported WKRG.