Man Who Assaulted Sen. Paul Gets 30 Days in Jail
By The Associated Press
BOWLING GREEN - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's neighbor has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for attacking him in a dispute over yard waste, and the Republican lawmaker says he's fine with that.
Rene Boucher pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress. Paul suffered broken ribs. Boucher said he was triggered by Paul stacking debris near their property line in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
U.S. District Judge Marianne Battani called November's attack a "dispute between neighbors" and an "isolated incident," not motivated by politics. 
Boucher also must serve a year of supervised release.

Federal prosecutors sought 21 months, but a statement from Paul calls 30 days "appropriate."

Published 12:49 PM, Friday Jun. 15, 2018
Updated 09:05 PM, Wednesday Jun. 20, 2018

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