Greg Gianforte to plead guilty for assaulting Guardian reporter

Congressman-elect plans to plead guilty to misdemeanor assault charge for ‘body-slamming’ Ben Jacobs when he appears in court on Monday

Montana Republican Greg Gianforte plans to plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge for “body-slamming” Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, according to Gallatin county attorney Marty Lambert.

Lambert told the Associated Press that Gianforte will plead guilty when he appears in court for arraignment and sentencing on Monday. Misdemeanor assault carries a maximum penalty of a $500 fine or six month jail sentence.

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