Woman Charged in Capitol Riots, Asked For, and Was Granted, Travel to Mexico for Vacation

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Jenny Louise Cudd
Jenny Louise Cudd

On January 6th of this year, Jenny Louise Cudd rioted at, and found her way into, the United States Capitol. On February 18th, she will be vacationing in Mexico. Cudd, a small business owner out of Texas, “is currently on pretrial release after being charged with two misdemeanor offenses, including entering a federal building without permission and engaging in disorderly conduct” reports USA Today.

Cudd was amongst many individuals who participated in the Capitol riots that were arrested due to social media. In a Facebook video, Cudd stated, “I was here today on Jan 6th when the new revolution started at the Capitol.” The FBI was able to use her videos and photos to place her in the Capitol during the riot. In an interview with ABC’s Texas affiliate station NewsWest 9, Cudd stated, “I went inside the Capitol completely legally and I did not do anything to hurt anybody or destroy any property.”

Despite her misdemeanor charge, lawyers for Cudd requested “the court’s blessing” to travel to the Riviera Maya in Mexico from February 18-21 for a prepaid “work-related bonding retreat” with employees and their spouses. The request was filed by her attorneys on Monday, and USA TODAY obtained a copy of the filing.

The filing noted Cudd has no prior criminal history and has “remained in contact with her attorney and pretrial service officer, who had no objection to her proposed travel plan. Prosecutor took ‘no position’ on the request” reports USA TODAY.

The request was approved by a U.S. magistrate, allowing her pretrial travel restrictions to be amended. Cudd is also not allowed to travel to Washington, D.C., unless it is for a court appearance, or for meeting with her attorneys or pretrial services officer.