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Incoming Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte, who won a Montana House seat after assaulting a Guardian reporter, has been sentenced to no jail time after pleading guilty to the charges. Instead, he will need to complete 40 hours of community service and 20 hours of "anger management," the Bozeman Chronicle's Whitney Bermes reports.
"Gianforte will go to jail to be booked, fingerprinted, and sign up for the work program," Bermes added.
Earlier in June, Gianforte apologized to The Guardian's Ben Jacobs after allegedly body-slamming him on the eve of the election in May. Gianforte admitted to a "physical response to your legitimate question" that was "unprofessional, unacceptable, and unlawful" in a letter to Jacobs, and donated $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists as part of their agreement.
Read more about how Gianforte won the election despite an assault charge here at The Week.