Rene Boucher pleads guilty to attacking his neighbor Sen. Rand Paul

Rene Boucher is facing jail for tackling the Republican politician in Bowling Green last year and breaking six of his ribs

Rene Boucher is facing jail for tackling the Republican politician in Bowling Green last year and breaking six of his ribs

Rene Boucher entered the plea of guilt in federal court in Bowling Green, Ky., to a charge of assaulting a member of Congress. Paul suffered broken ribs in the attack past year.

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The Nov. 3 incident between the two men left Kentucky's junior senator with broken ribs and led to Paul being treated for pneumonia.

Rene Boucher was charged with assaulting a member of Congress, resulting in personal injury and was released on a $25,000 bond while awaiting his sentencing date, which is set for June 15, CNN reported. "He still feels as though he has the weight of the world on his shoulders". Prosecutors are supposedly looking for a 21-month jail sentence for Boucher, however the energize conveys to 10 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.

Boucher's attorney, Matt Baker, said afterward that the episode has been "profoundly embarrassing" for Boucher.

Boucher's felony conviction is punishable by up to ten years in prison. "He and his neighbor have had a long-standing disagreement, and it just finally boiled over. this yard issue".

Boucher has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to Paul as restitution. The conditions include that Boucher have no contact with Paul or the senator's family.

Court documents say Boucher saw Paul stacking more brush and 'had enough'. He said this was a dispute between longtime neighbors and not politically motivated.

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