Senator Rand Paul Gets $580,000 After Neighbor Broke His Ribs | 1/30/2019 | Staff
(Reuters) – A Kentucky jury has awarded U.S. Senator Rand Paul more than $580,000 in damages against a next-door neighbor who broke six of the Republican lawmaker’s ribs in a gardening dispute.

The neighbor, Rene Boucher, 60, pleaded guilty last year to tackling Paul, 56, in November, 2017.

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Boucher said he’d “had enough” of the senator’s habit of piling up garden rubbish along the border of their properties in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Boucher, who received a 30-day prison sentence in June and paid a fine of $10,000, will appeal Wednesday’s verdict, said his lawyer Matt Baker.

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