Former Olympic Gold Medalist To Head To Jail

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday May 16, 2008
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Olympic gold medalist Tim Montgomery
has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for his part in a
fake-check scheme. The sprinter hung his head as a judge imposed the sentence Friday in White Plains, N.Y.

The 33-year-old former track star pleaded guilty last year to
conspiracy in a multimillion-dollar bank fraud and money laundering
plot. Prosecutors say he had a hand in depositing bogus checks
worth $1.7 million. Montgomery retired in 2005 after he was banned from track and field for doping.

He has a child with Marion Jones, the track superstar serving
prison time for lying about the check scam and about her use of
performance-enhancing drugs. Montgomery still faces drug-dealing charges in Virginia.

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