Rene Boucher and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, linked inextricably through the fallout from the retired physician’s assault on Paul as the lawmaker mowed his yard, no longer share a property line.
Court records from the ongoing civil suit between the two indicate Boucher sold his home in Rivergreen subdivision last month.
A property transfer in the June 9 edition of the Daily News listed Mohamed Ayed and Mirvat A. Jaber as the buyer of Rivergreen Lot 72 for $600,000.
Proceeds from the sale, totaling $482,078.12, are to be placed ultimately in an account held by the Warren Circuit Clerk’s Office while the civil suit is pending in the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
Boucher has been ordered to place an additional $147,921.88 into the account by June 27.
The $630,000 constitutes what is known as an appeal bond, into which the losing party in a civil matter pays while the case is under appeal, typically to show that the party can and will pay the judgment rendered against them as well as additional costs that arise during the appeal.
The funds cannot be released from the account without a court order.
The sale of Boucher’s home represents another consequence stemming from Boucher’s 2017 tackle of Paul.
Federal criminal charges were brought against Boucher, leading him to plead guilty to assaulting a member of Congress and serve a 30-day prison sentence, though federal prosecutors have argued for a longer term of imprisonment and appealed the sentence to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.
Paul then sued Boucher for damages resulting from the tackle.
At a trial in January, jurors were given evidence of Paul’s injuries, which included multiple rib fractures, bouts of pneumonia and surgery to treat a hernia.
Paul testified at the trial that he had no indication an attack on him was imminent and that he remained limited in his ability to turn his body.
A jury awarded Paul $375,000 in punitive damages, $200,000 in compensatory damages and $7,834.82 for medical expenses.
Boucher and his attorney, Matt Baker, appealed the judgment in April and the case remains pending before the state appeals court.
Also in April, Boucher filed a lawsuit in Warren Circuit Court against his homeowner’s insurer and Paul, claiming that his insurer breached contract by failing to provide coverage for the senator’s damages claims against Boucher.
Paul has been dismissed as a defendant in that case.
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