Former British track star David Jenkins was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison and fined $75,000 for his role in an international steroid-smuggling ring.
Jenkins, 36, a member of Great Britain's Olympic silver-medal winning 400-meter relay team in 1972, was ordered into custody immediately after U.S. District J. Lawrence Irving pronounced sentence.Jenkins, of Del Mar, Calif., had faced up to 16 years and a $1 million fine after pleading guilty Nov. 6, 1987, to four counts stemming from operation of the ring that prosecutors said at one time dominated the U.S. black market for the muscle-enhancing drug.
The charges were defrauding the United States; holding counterfeit steroids for sale; introducing misbranded steroids into interstate commerce and receiving anabolic steroids subject to seizure.
Thirty-two other counts against Jenkins were dropped in exchange for the plea agreement.
Prior to sentencing, Jenkins said he was sorry.