Kentucky man pleads guilty to assaulting US Sen. Rand Paul

  • Kentucky man pleads guilty to assaulting US Sen. Rand Paul

Kentucky man pleads guilty to assaulting US Sen. Rand Paul

Assaulting a member of Congress is a felony and carries a sentence of 21 months behind bars, WBKO reported.

Baker's attorney, Matt Baker, has recommended Boucher serve no jail time. The charge can carry up to ten years in prison as well as a hefty $250,000 fine.

Paul, a former presidential candidate, was attacked November 3 while mowing his lawn at his home.

Boucher has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to Paul as restitution.

In a statement made in November to Kentucky State Police, which responded to a 911 call from Paul, Boucher admitted running onto the senator's property and tackling him as he mowed his lawn while wearing headphones after Boucher witnessed Paul stack brush on top of a pile near the senator's property. He suffered six broken ribs. He returned to Washington less than two weeks later but developed pneumonia when he returned to Kentucky. He's since said he's recovering from the attack.

Rene Boucher, a neighbor of Sen. "He and his neighbor have had a long-standing disagreement, and it just finally boiled over. this yard issue".

The plea agreement between Boucher and federal prosecutors contains similar language and Baker reiterated Boucher's characterization of the nature of the dispute after court Friday. Instead, it had to do with a property dispute, it said. He is now free on bond.

Boucher has been released on a $25,000 bond has been ordered to abstain from any contact with the senator or the Paul family.

That includes Boucher's daily walks with his dog.

"The Pauls have had no conversations with him in many years", senior adviser Doug Stafford said last year.