January 6

Woman who took private plane to Capitol riot slapped with new charge for ‘knowingly engaging in acts of violence’

The U.S. government is updating their case against three North Texas real estate agents who took a private jet to D.C. to attend the “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 6, which later turned into a riot at the U.S. Capitol, the Dallas Observer reports.

Katherine “Katie” Staveley Schwab was hit with an additional charge for her alleged involvement in the riot, saying she “willfully and knowingly engaged in an act of physical violence” on Capitol grounds. The charge came after the government obtained new information that she kicked a news outlet’s camera when it fell to the ground. She had previously pleaded not guilty to four counts, including violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building.

Schwab’s co-defendant, Jenna Ryan, made headlines numerous times earlier this year after engaging her critics who revel in the notion that she may one day go to jail.

“Definitely not going to jail,” she wrote in one tweet. “Sorry I have blonde hair white skin a great job a great future and I’m not going to jail. Sorry to rain on your hater parade. I did nothing wrong.”

Ryan also previously seemed to disavow her reasons for going to the Capitol, saying in February that she “bought into a lie” perpetrated by then-President Donald Trump and feels betrayed by people she once considered “fellow patriots.”

“I bought into a lie, and the lie is the lie, and it’s embarrassing,” she told the Washington Post. “I regret everything.”

“It was all like a football game. I was sucked into it. Consumed by it,” Ryan said, referring to her slow descent into online disinformation that led her towards her support for Trump.

[This article has been updated] 

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