No Jail Time for New Congressman

Jun 13, 2017

Greg Gianforte, the newly elected representative for Montana, pled guilty to one misdemeanor assault charge on Monday. Gianforte body-slammed a reporter the day before the election and broke the reporter’s glasses. He won’t be serving jail time. Instead he was given a six-month deferred sentence. Additionally he has to perform 40 hours of community service, and attend 20 hours of anger management. In exchange for the reporter not filing a lawsuit, Gianforte promised a $50,000 donation to the Committee to Protect Journalists.