Third North Texas real estate professional is charged with storming U.S. Capitol building

A third member of a group of North Texas real estate professionals who took a private plane to Washington, D.C., for a Donald Trump rally has been charged in federal court in connection with the storming of the U.S. Capitol.

Frisco real estate agent Jason Lee Hyland is accused, along with Frisco real estate broker Jennifer “Jenna” Ryan and Colleyville real estate agent Katherine “Katie” Schwab, of being in a mob that breached the Capitol on Jan. 6, federal court records show.

Hyland, 37, is at least the 11th North Texan to be charged after the violent Washington uprising.

In other developments, a Burleson man who is also accused of storming the Capitol and claimed to work for Murder the Media News, was indicted Thursday on a conspiracy count. Nicholas DeCarlo, 30, took part in a plot to stop Congress from certifying the results of the presidential election, according to the seven-count indictment. He and a Proud Boys member also raised money for the effort, authorities said.

Ryan, 50, documented the Texas trio’s two-day trip to Washington on Facebook and Twitter. That included a photo of her, Hyland and Schwab posing on Jan. 5 in front of a private plane

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PayPal shuts down fundraising for Texas real estate agent charged in Capitol riot

Texas real estate agent Jenna Ryan can’t accept donations on PayPal anymore, the payment processing giant said Thursday. PayPal closed her account after she made a plea online for funds to help pay for her legal costs and other losses stemming from charges filed against her for participating in the US Capitol riots on Jan. 6.



PayPal closed the account of Jenna Ryan, who's charged with federal crimes for her participation in the Capitol riots on Jan. 6. Getty Images


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Raising legal defense funds is allowed on PayPal, but the company said Ryan was fundraising for additional purposes, which violates its policies. “If we learn that funds are used for anything other than legal defense, the account will be subject to immediate closure,” the company said in a statement. PayPal also allows fundraising for verified, enrolled charities on its PayPal Giving Fund platform.



text: Jenna Ryan tweeted Thursday asking for funds to help cover legal fees and other losses. CNET


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In an email, Ryan said she was “astounded,” and that she’s been a PayPal customer for 20 years. “I was canceled with no warning or anything,” Ryan said, adding that “people that have

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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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Real estate agent charged in Capitol riot blocked from using PayPal for donations

A Texas real estate agent who took a private jet to the riot at the U.S. Capitol is blocked from using PayPal to accept donations, the company said.



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Jennifer Ryan, who goes by Jenna Ryan on social media, was charged last week after federal authorities said she breached the Capitol on Jan. 6 with other supporters of then-President Donald Trump.

The Dallas-based realtor was charged with disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful entry.

On Thursday, Ryan tweeted a link to her PayPal account and asked for help with paying her legal fees and “losses due to my arrest and charges.” She had received $1,000 before PayPal shut down the account.

“I am being surrounded by hateful people who are calling me a racist and asking for me to go to prison for 10 or 20 years and saying all sorts of horrible mean things about me. They don’t even know me. They want my business destroyed. I need help patriots,” she wrote in a now-deleted tweet.

PayPal said that although it has a longstanding policy of allowing fundraising for legal defense, Ryan

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