Woman gets 15 days for throwing cup at Florida congressman

Amanda Kondrat'yev (Source: Escambia County Sheriff's Office)
Amanda Kondrat'yev (Source: Escambia County Sheriff's Office)(WTVY News 4)
Published: Nov. 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST
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A woman has been sentenced to 15 days in federal custody for throwing a sports drink at a Florida congressman who frequently appears on television supporting President Donald Trump.

Federal court records show that 35-year-old Amanda Kondrat'yev was sentenced last Monday in Pensacola. Her confinement is scheduled to begin Dec. 2.

Kondrat'yev pleaded guilty to assault in August. She had faced up to a year in prison.

Authorities say Kondrat’yev was part of a group protesting in June outside a town hall meeting attended by U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz. The second-term Republican was leaving a coffee house when a cup struck him in the back. Several witnesses identified Kondrat’yev as the assailant, and the throw was caught on video.

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