Kentucky man says he will plead guilty to assaulting Sen. Rand Paul

21 January, 2018, 00:45 | Author: Kim Reid
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Boucher has maintained that the attack was not politically motivated, but that he had "had enough" with Paul's haphazard landscaping methods.

The incident took place in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on November 3 of 2017.

Boucher plans to enter a plea of guilty to violating the federal statute, his attorney, Matthew Baker, said.

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Minkler, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of IN, which was assigned to the case, announced IN a Friday that Rene Boucher had been charged IN the November 3 assault, which left Paul with bruises and broken ribs. "Those who choose to commit such an act will be held accountable".

Paul and Boucher's neighbors have also voiced much speculation, saying that the two had had a fraught relationship for years. Boucher, who made a "running tackle" on Paul, could face up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine, but prosecutors are only asking the judge for a 21-month sentence. Rand Paul, officials announced Friday.

As part of the plea agreement, the defense will acknowledge that Boucher was responsible for attacking Paul. According to court documents, Paul was doing yard work while wearing headphones.

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Louisville's FBI office investigated the case.

"Just as we are committed to protecting the American people, the FBI will not tolerate violence directed against members of Congress", FBI Special Agent in Charge Amy S. Hess said in a statement.

It was one of the more infamous (and weird) neighborhood scraps, and now there's a federal felony charge attached. Boucher had previously been charged with a misdemeanor in a county court and had pleaded not guilty...

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A spokesman for the senator declined to comment on the charge.

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