federal doping case

Former Vet Chan Imprisoned 30 Mos. for Role in Doping Ring

The former New York-based veterinarian Alexander Chan got sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Wednesday for his role in the wide-ranging 2020 racehorse doping conspiracy case. Back in December, he had cut a deal with prosecutors that involved pleading guilty to a single felony charge of drug adulteration and misbranding in exchange for two other felony counts against him being dropped. Presentence reports filed by both the government and the defendant painted contrasting pictures of Chan's role. He was arrested in March 2020 as part of a series of...

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Surick Gets 62 Months in Doping Sentence

NEW YORK--Standardbred trainer Nick Surick, who has admitted to doping his own horses as well as assisting Jorge Navarro in that trainer's own doping scheme, was sentenced to 62 months in federal prison Thursday by U. S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil in United States District Court, Southern District of New York in lower Manhattan. Among the many defendants in the doping case that have come before Vyskocil, it was one of the longest sentences handed out and two months longer than the 60 months she gave Navarro. Navarro has...

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Fishman Asks for Yet Another Sentencing Delay

The veterinarian Seth Fishman--who is facing 20 years in prison, has an active motion asking for the first of his two convicted counts to be dismissed, and has already been granted one sentencing delay because he is allegedly having trouble filling out federal probation paperwork--again on Tuesday requested another delay of his sentencing. The half-redacted letter motion filed by his attorney in United States District Court (Southern District of New York) on May 17 suggests that a COVID-19 outbreak where he is being detained at Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn...

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Change of Plea Hearing Scheduled for Jordan Fishman

A Change of Plea Hearing for Jordan Fishman, a defendant in the federal doping conspiracy case USA vs. Navarro, was entered into the record Wednesday by Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil in United States District Court, Southern District of New York. The hearing has been scheduled for October 6, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Jordan Fishman is charged with drug adulteration and misbranding conspiracy. The request for the hearing likely indicates Fishman's desire to change his plea from not guilty to guilty, following similar change of pleas from Navarro, veterinarian Kristian Rhein,...

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