Marion Jones Sentenced to Prison

Track and field star Marion Jones will spend 6 months in prison for lying to federal investigators about using steroids and her knowledge of a check fraud scheme.

Jones pleaded guilty to two counts on October 5th, in exchange for a six month maximum sentence.

Last week, the federal judge overseeing the case in White Plains, New York, filed a motion hinting he might issue a longer sentence.

Judge Kenneth Karas informed lawyers in the case that he is considering sentencing Jones to two separate prison terms for each of her guilty pleas since the doping case and check fraud investigations occurred in separate states.