By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities
Update: Attack of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was motivated by a landscape dispute in estate home HOA.
Kentucky man pleads guilty to attack on Sen. Rand Paul that broke the lawmaker’s ribs
By Brooke Singman, Fox News, March 9, 2018
The man accused of violently attacking Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul in November, leaving him with six broken ribs, pleaded guilty Friday.
Rene Boucher, Paul’s 59-year-old neighbor, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury.
A judge set sentencing for June 15.
Boucher, an anesthesiologist, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Prosecutors are reportedly seeking a 21-month prison sentence for Boucher, but the charge carries up to 10 years in jail, and a $250,000 fine.
Boucher’s attorney, Matthew Baker, told Fox News Friday that his client is “relieved” to have “this phase of the case behind him.”
“He is looking forward to obtaining a complete resolution,” Baker said.
“This whole situation had absolutely nothing to do with anyone’s politics or political agendas or political parties,” Baker told Fox News. “It has been a longstanding dispute between two neighboring property owners over the issue of their property maintenance of lack thereof.”