The Washington Post reports:
A man who worked as an investigator for conspiracy theorist Jack Burkman [photo above] will serve nine years in prison for shooting and wounding his ex-boss in a complicated plot involving a fake FBI exposé.
Kevin Doherty, 46, said little as Judge William T. Newman Jr. sentenced him Monday for malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony, but he acknowledged the veracity of a set of facts read by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Evie Eastman detailing his “serious falling out” with Burkman and the “grand ruse” he concocted in revenge.
Eastman said Doherty lured Burkman to a hotel parking garage with the false promise of turning over details of FBI misconduct. “It was all pretend,” Eastman said.
Burkman, you surely recall, made national headlines in late October for a comically botched attempt to implicate Robert Mueller for sexual assault.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ “A former employee of conspiracy theorist Jack Burkman admitted in court on Monday that he tricked Burkman into meeting him at a D.C.-area parking garage and then proceeded to shoot Burkman twice in the buttocks.” https://t.co/aPOzgq0prG via @TPM
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) December 3, 2018