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Woman gets 15 days for throwing cup at Florida congressman

Amanda Kondrat'yev pleaded guilty to assault in August, and faced up to a year in prison.
Credit: Escambia County Jail
Amanda Leigh Kondrat’yev, Escambia County Jail, Jun 1, 2019

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 December 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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