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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Gianforte Sentenced to 40 Hours of Community Service for Assaulting Journalist

Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., was sentenced Monday to 40 hours of community service, 20 hours of anger management, and a $385 fine after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge for body slamming reporter Ben Jacobs the day before the special election last month, Politico reported.

Speaking to reporters after his appearance in court, Gianforte admitted he made a mistake and said the incident was "not a proud moment," according to a video posted on Twitter.

"When you make a mistake, you've got to take full responsibility, and that's what I've done today, and I look forward to putting this behind me."

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

For a mere $385., he should slam him again.

Anonymous said...

So when will the press have consequences for badgering harassing bullying and acting like detectives judge and jury. Gianforte was wrong in decking the guy but the press is way out of control.