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Agent Pleads Responsible For Capitol Riot, One other Retains Her Actual Property License


One among three North Texas brokers who flew on a personal airplane collectively for the U.S. Capitol revolt on Jan. 6, 2021, pleaded responsible final week, whereas one other boasted that she had obtained “no repercussions in any way” to her actual property license, following the conviction for her position within the assault a year-and-a-half in the past.

On Jan. 5, 2021, brokers Katherine Staveley Schwab, aka, “Katie Schwab” of Colleyville; Jason Lee Hyland of Frisco; and Jennifer Leigh Ryan, aka, “Jenna Ryan” or “Jennifer Rodgers” of Frisco; flew to Washington, D.C., on Hyland’s non-public airplane, in accordance with the U.S. Division of Justice (DOJ). The following day, the three headed to the Capitol collectively after studying that the constructing had been breached. All three entered the constructing.

Picture from the felony grievance towards Jason Lee Hyland of the group after touchdown in Manassas, Virginia, on Jan. 5, 2021. Recognized people pictured ranging from the left embrace Jenna Ryan, Katherine Schwab and Hyland.

Earlier than leaving the Capitol grounds, Schwab joined others within the crowd who have been attacking media tools in a press enclosure — kicking and throwing the tools — whereas Hyland and Ryan seemed on. Afterward, Schwab and Ryan each boasted that that they had “stormed the Capitol.”

On Aug. 18, Schwab pleaded responsible to partaking in disruptive or disorderly conduct in a restricted constructing or grounds as a part of a plea agreement. Her sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 9, in accordance with the Fort Value Star-Telegram. The cost carries a most sentence of 1 yr of imprisonment, a superb of $100,000 and a time period of supervised launch of not a couple of yr.

Schwab’s actual property license is presently inactive and set to run out on Sept. 30. Hyland’s license expired on Could 31, 2021, and has not been renewed. On March 28, he pleaded responsible to parading, demonstrating and picketing in a Capitol constructing. And Aug. 9, he was sentenced to seven days in jail and ordered to pay a $4,000 superb and $500 in restitution.

One other agent who participated within the riot, John MacMillan Cameron of Port Orchard, Washington, was sentenced final week to 36 months of probation together with 30 days in jail served intermittently.

Ryan, who infamously claimed her “blond hair” and “white pores and skin” would preserve her out of jail, was sentenced to 60 days in jail in November, which she served between Dec. 21 and Feb. 17 at Bryan, a minimum-security federal jail camp in Texas.

Now, Ryan has launched a podcast, referred to as Texas Information Speak and “Jenna Ryan J6,” a Substack e-newsletter, about her experiences that day. Within the inaugural submit on Aug. 15, she detailed her jail expertise and the impacts of her involvement within the Capitol riot on her enterprise.

“Sure, this example has destroyed my enterprise and my status,” she wrote. “It’s not a lot the precise occasion, because the media onslaught that occured (sic) after the occasion that harmed my enterprise.

“Despite the fact that my enterprise has been negatively impacted, it has not stopped me from working even more durable, subsequently, I’m nonetheless in a position to earn a dwelling promoting actual property.”

“I’m nonetheless a terrific actual property agent and I recognize your assist and your referrals,” she added.

Ryan’s actual property dealer license stays lively. There isn’t any posted disciplinary motion towards both Ryan, Schwab, or Hyland on the Texas Actual Property Fee (TREC) web site.

“I didn’t lose my actual property license and there have been no repercussions in any way from the Texas Actual Property Fee for being current on the Capitol,” Ryan wrote.

“I used to be in a position to promote houses throughout 2021 and truly closed on a home after I was in jail (by means of the help of a dealer pal).”

Ryan stays a member of the affiliation and is subsequently nonetheless a Realtor, in accordance with the Collin County Affiliation of Realtors (CCAR).

“Anytime a Realtor Affiliation is knowledgeable {that a} dues-paying member’s license standing is inactive, suspended or revoked by the licensing authority, the dues-paying member’s membership is terminated with the Affiliation,” stated COO of CCAR Jonna Fernandez in an emailed assertion.

“Presently, Ms. Ryan is a member of our Affiliation, as now we have not been knowledgeable by the Texas Actual Property Fee that her license standing is inactive, suspended or revoked.”

She stated Schwab and Hyland have by no means been members of CCAR. TREC didn’t reply to emailed requests for remark.

Fernandez stated that CCAR has an settlement with the Texas Affiliation of Realtors (TAR) to deal with complaints involving members. She didn’t reply when requested whether or not TAR had imposed any self-discipline on Ryan for her involvement within the Capitol assault or underneath the Nationwide Affiliation of Realtors’ hate speech coverage for claiming that she wouldn’t go to jail due to her race.

Fernandez additionally didn’t reply when requested whether or not TAR or CCAR had taken any motion towards Ryan underneath a NAR coverage that states that disciplinary motion could also be taken towards a member “[o]n a member being convicted, adjudged, or in any other case recorded as responsible by a closing judgment of any court docket of competent jurisdiction of a felony or a criminal offense involving ethical turpitude.”

Requested about disciplinary motion towards Ryan, Schwab, or Hyland, a spokesperson for Texas Realtors instructed Inman in an emailed assertion, “Our grievance course of is confidential. We’re unable to reveal whether or not any particular person member has had a grievance filed towards them nor can we disclose the outcomes of any such grievance. All complaints are absolutely vetted and extra data will be discovered at: www.texasrealtors.com/complaints.”

Inman reached out to NAR to ask if the commerce group was conscious of any Realtor affiliation imposing any self-discipline on Ryan, Schwab, or Hyland. We’ll replace this story if and after we hear again.

Within the yr following Jan. 6, NAR was the second-biggest donor amongst commerce teams to the campaigns of lawmakers who voted towards certifying the 2020 election outcomes, referred to as the “Sedition Caucus.”

In her Substack submit, Ryan wrote, “I’m in litigation with varied entities, however I can’t talk about this.” She didn’t reply to a cellphone name and textual content message requesting remark.

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