Frisco real estate broker Jenna Ryan charged for involvement in Capitol mob

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FRISCO, Texas (KDAF) — Jenna Ryan, a Frisco real estate broker, thoroughly documented her involvement in the mob the breached U.S. Capitol last week. Now she’s facing criminal charges.

Ryan is charged with “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority” and “disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.”

Matt DeSarno, special agent in charge of the FBI Dallas office, confirmed that Ryan had turned herself in and her Carrollton apartment was searched Friday.

In documents released on Friday, federal officials say Ryan and others arrived by private plane from Denton to Washington D.C.

Then, in a social media post, Ryan allegedly made threats to storm Capitol Hill. 

She also posted photos and video of her at the capitol during the riot involving a pro-Trump supporters.

The FBI used Ryan’s own social media posts to build a case against her, including a video recorded in front of a bathroom mirror in which she says “We’re gonna go down and storm the Capitol. They’re down there right now and that’s why we came and so that’s what we are going to do. So wish me luck.”

“We flew here for you!” She says to her Facebook Live viewers on Jan. 6 as she walks to the Capitol. “We flew here for freedom because we’re sick and tired of the communists, the communist takeover.”

In one Facebook video she even turns to the camera and identifies her self, saying, “Y’all know who to hire for your realtor, Jenna Ryan for your realtor.”

According to the criminal complaint, investigators also identified Ryan in footage of the mob entering the Capitol building chanting “Fight for freedom!” and “This is our house!”

In a since-deleted Twitter post, Ryan posed next to a broken window at the Capitol with the caption, “Window see at The capital [sic]. And if the news doesn’t stop lying about us we’re going to come after their studios next…” A tweet hours later read, “We just stormed the Capital [sic]. It was one of the best days of my life.”


Ryan, who also works as a life coach, tweeted Tuesday that “All my haters will be THRILLED to know that my publisher cancelled my Self Help book that was due to be released in February 2021.”

Ryan is one of dozens of people who face charges in the wake of the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Below are court documents from the United States District Court, detailing the criminal complaint against Ryan.

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