A Texas flower shop owner accused of participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol was granted permission to take a trip to Mexico by a federal judge.
U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said in the order granting Jenny Cudd’s request for travel later this month that neither her pretrial services officer nor prosecutors opposed the request. He also noted that she had no criminal history and said there was no evidence she was a flight risk or posed a danger to others.
Lawyers for Cudd, who owns Jenny’s Flowers in Midland, Texas, requested the court’s blessing for her to travel to Mexico’s Riviera Maya from Feb. 18-21 for a prepaid “work-related bonding retreat” with her employees and their spouses in a Feb. 1 court filing. They said the trip was prepaid and planned before the Capitol riot.
Cudd is on pretrial release after being initially charged with two misdemeanor offenses, including entering a federal building without permission and engaging in disorderly conduct.
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