Racehorse dope dealer sentenced to 18 months in federal prison

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A racehorse dope dealer who pleaded guilty to running a years-long performance-enhancing drug distribution outfit was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on Tuesday.

Scott Robinson, 48, of Tampa, Florida, will also have to turn over more than $3 million and face three years of supervised release as part of his punishment for the distribution ring, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said.

“Scott Robinson created and profited from a system designed to exploit racehorses in the pursuit of speed and prize money, risking their safety and wellbeing,” US Attorney Audrey Strauss said. 

“Robinson sold unsanitary, misbranded, and adulterated drugs, and misled and deceived regulators and law enforcement in the process,” she added.

Robinson was arrested in a wide-ranging racehorse doping bust that netted some 27 suspects in March of last year.

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