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The DOJ Released the Following Statement:

NEW ROCHELLE MAN SENTENCED TO MORE THAN FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR STEROID POSSESSION AND ASSAULT ON FEDERAL AUTHORITIES

PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that SCOTT SIEGEL was sentenced yesterday in White Plains federal court to 63 months in prison for steroid possession and for the February 2009 assault of federal law enforcement officers. SIEGEL previously pleaded guilty before United States District Judge KENNETH M. KARAS to one count of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute anabolic steroids and two counts of using a dangerous and deadly weapon to forcibly assault federal officers.

According to publicly filed documents and statements made during various court proceedings in the case:

On February 18, 2009, SIEGEL fled when approached by law enforcement officers in Eastchester, New York. During his flight, SIEGEL used his truck to hit a car occupied by two law enforcement officers and drove his truck directly at another officer in an apparent attempt to run him over. Further, on February 19, 2009, search warrants executed at SIEGEL's residence and another location led to the recovery of approximately 1,450 bottles containing anabolic steroids.

During his plea allocution, SIEGEL admitted possessing steroids with the intent to distribute them. He also admitted that, on the day of his arrest, he used his vehicle to obstruct and impede law enforcement officers.

Assistant United States Attorney SARAH R. KRISSOFF is in charge of the prosecution.

Last February we reported on Siegel's escapades with law enforcement which landed him in jail.

When approached by police officers in Eastchester, Siegel took off and ended up driving his vehicle into a car occupied by two DEA agents. At the time of the incident Siegel resided at 25 Nautilus Place in New Rochelle, near Fort Slocum Road.

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