Rand Paul attacker sentenced

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO/WTVQ) – The man who attacked U.S. Senator Rand Paul is going to prison.

In March, Rene Boucher pleaded guilty to the charge of “Assaulting a member of Congress.”

WBKO in Bowling Green says Boucher was sentenced in federal court Friday to 30 days in prison, followed by one year of supervised release and a $10,000 fine and 100 hours of community service.

A judge also order Boucher to have no intentional contact with the Paul family.

WBKO says Boucher waived his right to appeal and he will report to prison on his own.

Boucher says the attack back in November of last year was triggered by Paul stacking yard debris near his property line.

Paul says he suffered six broken ribs and damage to his lungs in the attack and went through two bouts of pneumonia during his recovery.

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