Boucher has signed a plea agreement. But no date set for plea/sentencing has been set.
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The charges were announced today by Josh J. Minkler, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.
“Assaulting a member of Congress is an offense we take very seriously,” Minkler said. “Those who choose to commit such an act will be held accountable.”
Rand suffered multiple fractured ribs and subsequently contracted and required medical attention for pneumonia as a result of the attack.
According to Assistant United States Attorney Bradley P. Shepard of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana who is prosecuting this case as a Special Attorney to the United States Attorney General, Boucher faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000.
The case was investigated by the Louisville office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana was assigned the case following the recusal of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky where the offense is alleged to have been committed.