Tom Green's Attorney Sentenced for Firing Handgun

Tom Green's Attorney Sentenced for Firing Handgun

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The attorney who defended polygamist Tom Green is in trouble with the law.

Attorney John Richard Bucher was sentenced to probation and community service yesterday. He was charged with a third-degree felony for firing a gun near his girlfriend's head but pleaded guilty to a lesser misdemeanor charge.

The charges stem from an incident April 22. The woman told police Bucher woke her up around three a-m in her Salt Lake City apartment.

The two began arguing, and Bucher pulled a gun and fired it inches above her head. Bucher admitted yesterday he has an alcohol problem.

In addition to his sentence, Bucher was ordered banned from possession of weapons or alcohol.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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