Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Jury Awards Rand Paul $580,000 To Be Paid By Neighbor Who Attacked Him

Sen. Rand Paul 
Sen. Rand Paul was awarded over $580,000 in damages by a Kentucky jury today as a result of him being attacked by his neighbor in the fall of 2017.

Rand was awarded $375,000 in punitive damages and $200,000 for pain and suffering, plus $7,834 for medical expenses.

In November 2017, while he was mowing his lawn, he was violently attacked by his neighbor, Rene Boucher.

He was tackled from behind and suffered six broken ribs, including three displaced fractures. His recovery was complicated by fluid and blood around the lungs and recurrent pneumonia.

Boucher pleaded guilty in March to a federal charge of assaulting a member of Congress and had asked for probation.

He was sentenced in June to 30 days in federal prison for the assault. He was also ordered to one year of supervised release, a $10,000 fine, 100 hours of community service, and ordered to have no contact with Rand's family.

Rand said he hopes the jury's verdict will send a "clear message that violence is not the answer." Boucher's lawyer said they will appeal.


(via FOX News


  1. Good. I hope he does apeal. That way his laywer can bleed more money out of him. I doubt they will fair well in the apelit court.