After prosecutors claimed she had shown no remorse, a woman who boasted that she would not be jailed for participating in Jan. 6 riots was sentenced Thursday to two months imprisonment.
This FBI statement of facts document supporting the bringing of charges against Jennifer Leigh... [+] Ryan from Frisco, Texas is photographed Nov. 4, 2021. ASSOCIATED PRS
The Key Facts
Jenna Ryan, a Frisco-based real estate agent, became viral after she posted videos and photos of herself and her friends at the U.S. Capitol during the riot that followed her chartered flight to Washington, D.C., earlier this year. After she was arrested for trespassing in March and was also charged with disorderly conduct, Ryan posted to Twitter that she wouldn't go to jail due to her race and profession. Prosecutors claimed that Ryan would be sentenced because she didn't remorse or recognized the severity of her actions. According to the news agency Ryan said she didn't believe she would be punished. Her lawyer had told her that prosecutors would recommend she receive probation. She will begin her sentence in January.
According to the Associated Press, Ryan is the tenth prisoner for taking part in the Capitol Siege. Ryan is one of more than 650 people who have been charged. In August, she pleaded guilty to the charges as part of a settlement with prosecutors. The Department of Justice continues to search for and arrest those involved in the riots that resulted in five deaths, and $1.5million in damage to Capitol grounds. Four Capitol Police officers present at the scene of the riots have committed suicide since then.
Rioter, who boasted she would not go to prison, is sentenced (Associated Press).