Rand Paul's neighbor in court Friday

  • Rand Paul's neighbor in court Friday

Rand Paul's neighbor in court Friday

Rand Paul pleads guilty to the attack that broke the senator's ribs. Rand Paul's neighbor has pleaded guilty to attacking the Kentucky Republican over what's been described as a property dispute.

"This has been profoundly embarrassing for him, he's very much looking forward to moving on and this is the next step in achieving that", Boucher's attorney, Matt Baker, said after Friday's court appearance.

Boucher left the federal court building without speaking to reporters.

Boucher's attorney, Matthew Baker told WDRB that he will ask for leniency, when Boucher is sentenced on June 15, 2018.

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Assaulting a member of Congress is a felony and carries a sentence of 21 months behind bars, WBKO reported.

Rene Boucher is facing jail for tackling the Republican politician in Bowling Green a year ago and breaking six of his ribs. Boucher has been released on a $25,000 unsecured bond and is to avoid any contact with Paul or his family. Paul was mowing his yard while wearing headphones. Boucher admitted the assault but denied it was politically motivated and was dispute between neighbors.

Court documents say Boucher saw Paul stacking more brush and 'had enough'.