The Frisco real estate broker who stormed the U.S. Capitol and documented it on social media has become the first North Texan to plead guilty for her actions during the January insurrection, federal court records show.
Jennifer “Jenna” Leigh Ryan, 51, pleaded guilty on Thursday to a misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, court records show.
The offense carries a maximum penalty of up to six months in prison and a fine of no more than $5,000. A sentencing date has been scheduled in November for Ryan, who has been free since turning herself in to the FBI.
Documents related to the plea deal were filed in Washington, D.C., federal court on Thursday. Ryan and her attorney could not be reached for comment.
Ryan was one of the first North Texans to be charged. She gained national attention for her boasting on social media that she flew on a private jet to Washington with others to march for former President Donald Trump.
Among the photos and videos Ryan shared on social media was a video in which she said, “We’re gonna go down and storm the Capitol” in front of a bathroom mirror. Ryan also livestreamed a 21-minute Facebook video of her and a group walking toward the Capitol.
“We are going to [expletive] go in here,” Ryan said in the video as she approached the top of…