A federal judge on Friday ruled that a Texas business owner charged in the Jan. 6 capital riot would be allowed to “bind back” with employees in Mexico.
Jenny Cut, from the Midlands, was indicted last month and is free on personal recognition. He was found inside the Capitol after a pro-Trump mob attacked it, in a video on Facebook that day, saying, “I charged Capitol today” and “Yes in hell, I’m proud of my actions,” according to a criminal complaint.
On Friday, U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McBedon presented a request that would allow Cut to make pre-planned, pre-paid trips with staff on the Riviera Maya in Mexico.
The judge wrote that neither the attorneys nor an advance service officer objected to the request. Cut wrote that “there is no criminal record, and there is no evidence before the court that the defendant caused a plane crash or a risk to others.”
Cut was allowed to travel to Mexico on February 18 and return to the United States on February 21, according to a judge’s order. He must present his itinerary to the authorities.
Cut was charged in January with violent entry or disorderly conduct and entering a restricted building. Court documents filed Wednesday show he was indicted by a large arbitral tribunal in five federal counts.
The request for comment from Good’s lawyer was not immediately made Friday night.
In a Facebook video released on the day of the riot, Cut said, “We broke down Nancy Pelosi’s office door,” according to the FBI report in the case. He said he “blamed Capitol on the Patriots today” and said he was proud, the court document said.
Cut to the January 8 interview Midland’s NBC affiliate KWES He tried to clarify the comments he made in the Facebook video. “I personally didn’t tear anything up, didn’t destroy anything, didn’t go to any offices,” he said. He said he often uses the word “we” in general and that he only went into Rotunda.
The attack on Capitol took place on January 6, as Congress formally counted the election votes confirming Joe Biden’s election as president. The riot led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol police officer.
Trump was indicted by the House of Representatives – for the second time in a row – when he became president on January 13.
The indictment accuses him of “inciting insurgency”, with repeated and false claims that Trump’s loss was due to voter fraud and comments he made at a rally before the riots.
Trump’s trial in the Senate is set to begin Tuesday.