Attention lying dopers:
The former track star Marion Jones’s tearful courtroom plea to avoid jail was denied Friday by a federal judge who said her sentence should serve as a deterrent for others who may lie to federal agents, and Jones was sentenced to six months in prison for pleading guilty to two counts of perjury.
…“I want people to think twice before lying,” Karas said. “I want to make them realize no one is above the law.”
Jones pleaded guilty in October to lying to federal agents in two separate investigations, a bank-fraud case being prosecuted out of New York and the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative case in Northern California involving performance-enhancing drugs.
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