• Congressman-elect will appear in court Monday for misdemeanor charge
  • Announcement came day after he reached settlement with Ben Jacobs

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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