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    Neighbor To Plead Guilty to Criminal Charge In Attack On Sen. Rand Paul

    Neighbor To Plead Guilty to Criminal Charge In Attack On Sen. Rand Paul

    Rene A. Boucher charged with assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury

    Back in November, Kemberlee reported on Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) being attacked so severely by his neighbor that Paul suffered broken ribs.

    The neighbor, Rene A. Boucher, has been charged with—and intends to plead guilty to—assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury.  While the charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, the prosecution is seeking a prison term of up to 21 months.

    The New York Times reports:

    A neighbor of Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky intends to plead guilty to a federal felony charge after he tackled the senator in November in an assault set off by the placement of a pile of brush, the man’s lawyer said on Friday.

    The neighbor, Rene A. Boucher, 58, of Bowling Green, Ky., was charged on Friday with assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury, the United States attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, Josh J. Minkler, said in a news release.

    Mr. Boucher has signed a plea agreement and will plead guilty, but no date has been set for his court appearance, his lawyer, Matthew J. Baker, said in a phone interview. Federal prosecutors will seek a prison sentence of up to 21 months, Mr. Baker said, adding that he would seek probation for his client. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

    The episode happened on Nov. 3, 2017, when Mr. Paul was mowing his yard while wearing headphones, officials said.

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    What a load of bunk, that Dr. Boucher attacked Senator Paul over the placement of a pile of brush. Did the FBI even investigate that? This was a story invented out of whole cloth by Boucher’s attorney, because if he attacked a sitting Senator due to political animus there’s no way he’d be let off with a 21 month sentence.

    Meticulous my @ss.

    Boucher should have that brush pile shoved up hi… Lucky for him it is fictional and such action would have no harm, unlike his attack on the Senator.

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