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SERVIS PLEADS GUILTY

By Newswriter — Jason Servis, originally charged with three counts of felony drug misbranding and facing a maximum of 20 years in jail if also found guilty wire and mail fraud conspiracy charged in a superseding indictment, pleaded “guilty” to one new felony charge of misbranding and adulterating chemical substances.

Servis also pleaded “guilty” of a misdemeanor for misbranding and adulterating SGF-1000, a performance enhancing chemical, which Servis used on “virtually all of the horses under his control,” including the race-disqualified Kentucky Derby winner, Maximum Security.

Sentencing is scheduled for May of next year when Servis could face four years in prison, not dissimilar to Jorge Navarro who is currently serving a five year term for use of performance enhancers, among other charges.

“Servis represents corruption at the highest levels of the racehorse industry…” said Damian Williams, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, in a news statement. “Servis abdicated his responsibility to the animals, to regulators, and to the public…” Williams added.

this news report was culled from various sources

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