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Woman pleads guilty to throwing cup at U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida

Posted: 5:14 AM, Aug 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-02 05:14:13-04
Amanda Kondrat'yev

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to 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 pleaded guilty to assault Thursday in Pensacola.

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.

Kondrat'yev faces up to a year in prison at her Oct. 17 sentencing.