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Montana's Gianforte Pleads Guilty, Won't Serve Jail Time In Assault On Journalist

The representative-elect was given a six-month deferred sentence after pleading guilty to assaulting a Guardian reporter. He also was sentenced to community service and anger management counseling.
Republican Greg Gianforte speaks to supporters at a May 25 election night party in Bozeman, Mont., after being declared the winner. / Janie Osborne / Getty Images

Montana representative-elect Greg Gianforte pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of misdemeanor assault after body-slamming a reporter from The Guardian on the eve of Gianforte's election to the U.S. House.

He received a six-month deferred sentence and will serve no jail time.

Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs was asking Gianforte a question on May 24 when the Republican candidate threw him to

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