I first came in contact with Rebekah Jones when I covered the court hearings related to her attempt to secure a Maryland peace order against Christina Pushaw. Two, no make that three, things seemed obvious about Jones.
First, that she had no evidence for the claims she was making against Ms. Pushaw.
Second, that she was running some kind of grift.
Third, that she was detached from Reality.
It now appears the grift turned into or was the basis for her congressional campaign. She initially tried to get it stated in the 6th District here in Maryland, but she quickly found she would have been crushed in the Democrat primary by the incumbent David Trone. She moved back to Florida and wound up losing the election to Matt Gaetz. When that happened, I noted that she wouldn’t have to comment back from DC for her felony computer crime trial scheduled early next year.
I had considered spending a few days in Florida covering that trial, but the trip is no longer necessary. Jones has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement in which “[d]efendant admits her guilt of the offense(s) charged.”
Somethings have proceeded more rapidly than I had foreseen.