Jenny Cudd, 36, of Midland, Texas, United States is allowed to visit Riviera Maya, Mexico. She will go there with the employees of Becky’s Flowers, a flower store she owns in Midland, days after Valentine’s Day.
Cudd is one of the supporters of Donald Trump, 74, who breached the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. She was charged with obstruction of official proceeding, entering restricted building, disruptive conduct in restricted building, disorderly conduct in U.S. Capitol building and parading in U.S. Capitol building.
Prior to the insurrection, Cudd planned and prepaid for a weekend retreat with her employees in Riviera Maya, Mexico from February 18-21, 2021, her lawyers told the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on February 1, 2021. She asked the federal court to give her permission to join the “work-related bonding retreat for employees and their spouses,” her lawyers said in the motion obtained by the Business Insider.
Neither prosecutors nor a pretrial services officer opposed Cudd’s request, which was granted by U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden on February 5, 2021. The Becky’s Flowers owner “has no criminal history and there is no evidence before the Court suggesting the Defendant is a flight risk or poses a danger to others,” NBC News quoted the judge as saying.
On January 13, 2021, Cudd was arrested for her participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January , 2021. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Griffin and was released on a personal recognizance (PR) bond.
In November 2019, Cudd and Patrick Payton challenged then incumbent Midland mayor Jerry Morales. She received 15.6 percent of the vote while it was Payton who won.
“As to the events surrounding Jenny Cudd, this is a federal matter and it has been since all the events unfolded last week in DC,” Midland-Reporter-Telegram quoted Payton as saying after Cudd’s recent arrest. “The mayor will reserve any further comment for much later and would encourage us all to reserve any further speculation or judgment on these matters until more is known and the federal authorities progress in their work on this matter.”