Former Track Star Gets Five Years In Jail

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday Oct. 10, 2008
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Former track star Tim Montgomery has been
sentenced to five years in prison on heroin charges in Virginia. Montgomery was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to
conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of
more than 100 grams of heroin. He entered his guilty plea in July
under an agreement with the government.

He will serve the five-year term after he completes a four-year
prison sentence he's serving for a check-kiting conspiracy in New
York. A contrite Montgomery apologized to Judge Jerome B. Friedman at
his hearing.

Montgomery won an Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter relay at
the 2000 games and a silver in the same event four years earlier. A
doping scandal wiped his achievements from the books.

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