U.S. Sen. Rand Paul gets $580,000 after neighbor broke his ribs

Jan 30 - 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.
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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