Yesterday, former downhill world champion Melissa “Missy” Giove plead guilty to conspiracy charges in relation to a marijuana smuggling ring. Along with 37-year-old Giove, two others were arrested; 26-year-old Tamara Geagly and 30-year-old Eric Canori in New York in June. At the time of the arrest, DEA agents seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana. Giove has agreed to cooperate with authorities, under the assumption that they will recommend a lighter sentence for her. Her sentencing will take place on March 25th, 2010, but even with cooperation with authorities, she still faces up to five years in prison.
Via Velo News….