Rep. Greg Gianforte's mugshot finally went public
this afternoon, after Gallatin County District Judge Holly Brown ordered its release in response to requests from seven media outlets. Without further ado, here it is:
Courtesy of the Billings Gazette
According to the Billings Gazette
, the photo was distributed to media for a $10 fee.
The booking photo continues the story of Gianforte's election-eve attack
reporter Ben Jacobs, for which Gianforte pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault. A justice court judge ordered Gianforte to pay $385 in fines and fulfill 40 hours of community service, as well as 20 hours of anger management counseling. Gianforte's attorneys objected to the congressman having to submit to fingerprinting and a booking photo earlier this summer. Neither Gianforte nor his attorneys raised objection to the mugshot being released to the media in court filings last week. For more on why the media fought to get this photo, read the Indy's story
from Oct. 5.