PayPal boots real estate agent who flew private jet to Capitol riots

The Texas-based real estate agent who traveled to the January 6 Capitol riots in a private plane was kicked off PayPal Thursday evening after attempting to solicit donations for business losses.



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Jenna Ryan, who was arrested last week, asked her Twitter followers for help Thursday afternoon, sharing a link to a PayPal account where supporters could offer a donation. In a tweet, Ryan said, “I am accepting donations to pay legal fees and losses due to my arrest and charges by the FBI” and later claimed she had raised $1,000.

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By Thursday evening, PayPal had closed the account, according to Kim Eichorn, a PayPal spokesperson.

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“PayPal has a policy to allow fundraising for legal defense purposes,” Eichorn said in an email to CBS News. “PayPal thoroughly reviews accounts, and if we learn that funds are used for anything other than legal defense, the account will be subject to immediate closure. We can confirm that the account in question has been closed.”

Ryan acknowledged that her account was closed Thursday evening in a now-deleted tweet: “Shucky darn I

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