Last week the Supreme Court declined an appeal from Rene Boucher, who tackled Rand Paul in 2017 and pleaded guilty to a felony count of assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury in 2018, after the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals determined his original sentence was too lenient for the crime.
U.S. District Court in Bowling Green initially sentenced Boucher, who already served his time and paid his fine, to 30 days prison time and a $10,000 fine for assaulting the Kentucky senator.
However, federal prosecutors sought a harsher prison sentence of up to 21 months, detailing how Paul suffered multiple cases of pneumonia and underwent surgery to have part of his damaged lung removed.
The Supreme Court’s ruling returns the case to the district court which imposed the original sentence.
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