Article from Lousiville Courier-Journal by Thomas Novelly.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbor was sentenced Friday to 30 days on a federal charge of assaulting a member of Congress.

Rene Boucher, 58, is also facing one year of supervised release and 100 hours of community service, according to Tim Horty of the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Indianapolis. Boucher has been ordered not to make contact with Paul or his family and he must pay a $10,000 fine.

“No one deserves to be violently assaulted,” Paul said in a statement, adding that he commends the FBI and Justice Department for treating the crime “with the seriousness it deserves.”

Boucher, a retired doctor, assaulted Paul last year while the senator was mowing his lawn. Paul suffered five broken ribs and bruised lungs.

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Image Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Rand Paul) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons