National Digest: Neighbor pleads guilty in attack on Sen. Rand Paul

National Digest: Neighbor pleads guilty in attack on Sen. Rand Paul”

The attack left the Republican lawmaker with several broken ribs and later pneumonia.

The sentencing date has been set for June 15. The charge can carry up to ten years in prison as well as a hefty $250,000 fine.

Federal prosecutors will seek a 21-month prison sentence for Boucher.

Boucher's lawyer, Matthew Baker, disclosed to Week Facts Friday that his customer is "eased" to have "this period of the case behind him". Baker says he'll argue for probation.

"It has been a longstanding question between two neighboring property proprietors over the issue of their property support of scarcity in that department".

Charged with assaulting a member of congress, Boucher said that the attack was sparked by an argument over their lawns.

Sen. Paul was mowing his yard in November, 2017, while wearing headphones when Boucher approached him from behind and dragged him to the ground.

Boucher has agreed to pay restitution to Paul in an amount that will be determined at sentencing.

The 59-year-old Boucher has admitted to tackling Paul from behind as he mowed his lawn last November.

The two have always been next-door neighbors in their subdivision, but have disagreed over lawn maintenance.

In a plea agreement, Boucher said the incident wasn't motivated by politics, but rather a property dispute that had "boiled over".

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