North Texas real estate agent Katherine Schwab pleads guilty to federal charge for Jan. 6 roll

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Katherine Stavely Schwab’s real estate license status is inactive and she has until September 30 to renew it. But right now, she may have other worries.

Former Century 21 agent Mike Bowman pleaded guilty last Thursday to a federal charge for his part in the January 6, 2021 mayhem at the United States Capitol.

Schwab is no longer associated with Century 21 Mike Bowman Inc. On January 7, 2021, Mike Bowman posted on the company’s Facebook page that he “has been made aware of Katie Schwab’s posts. Such conduct is not consistent with our company policies or values. This agent is no longer associated with CENTURY 21 Mike Bowman, Inc.

Katherine, also known as “Katie” Stavely Schwab, admitted to engaging in disruptive or disorderly conduct in a building or property with restricted access. This would be the United States Capitol. His conduct is punishable by up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine, according to court records.

Katherine “Katie” Schwab, right with real estate agent Jenna Ryan

According to court documents, Schwab sent a message to Hyland two days before the riot saying, “We need to stop the theft,” referring to the belief that former President Donald J. Trump lost the election due to massive electoral fraud. Schwab said she was ready to hold on.

Schwab, 34, flew to Washington, D.C., in January 2021 with Frisco realtor Jason Lee Hyland and Frisco realtor Jennifer “Jenna” Ryan on a private jet chartered by Hyland. Ryan pleaded guilty a year ago in August, was sentenced and served 60 days for his part in the riot.

In Washington, the Texan group went to the Trump rally near the White House before returning to their hotel. When they saw the media coverage of the Capitol breach, they returned to the Capitol in an Uber.

According to the plea documents, Schwab was the first of the trio to enter the building. But Schwab says she was pushed through doors and into a hall by the crowd. Schwab told the FBI that she felt crushed by the crowd before she was actually helped out of the building by a Capitol Police officer.

However, moments later, Schwab was then calling the US Capitol police “traitors,” “sheep” and “pathetic,” according to plea documents based on images of her and Hyland’s phones. .

According to reports, Schwab joined a mob attacking media material at a press compound, kicking and throwing objects, before leaving the area.

Schwab criticized media coverage of the insurgency once back at his hotel, recording his words in a Facebook Live video: “There was no vandalism. We only pushed the doors. »

Several charges against Schwab were dropped following his plea agreement: willfully and knowingly engaging in an act of physical violence; knowingly enter or remain in a restricted building or area; violent entry and disorderly conduct into a Capitol building; and marching, demonstrating, or picketing a Capitol building.

Schwab’s sentencing is scheduled for December. Hyland was sentenced earlier this month to seven days in jail after pleading guilty in March to one count of marching, demonstrating or picketing the Capitol building.

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