Saturday, June 19, 2010

Former Ice Queen Pleads Guilty To Distributing Ice

Former US Figure Skating Champion Nicole Bobek has been quite busy since she left the competitive ice. For one thing, she got busy in drug distribution. The ice queen entered a guilty plea this week on distribution of crystal methamphetamine and could see up to five years in prison.
Former United States figure skating champion Nicole Bobek has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute crystal methamphetamine for her role in a major Hudson County drug ring, officials said today.

When sentenced Aug. 5, the onetime ice queen faces anywhere from probation to five years in prison.

Under the original charge, she could have faced up to 10 years in prison.

Prosecutors are expected to recommend to state Superior Court Judge Kevin Callahan, sitting in Jersey City, that Bobek spend 364 days in the Hudson County jail in Kearny.

"I think it's appropriate based on all the evidence we had in this case in terms of her part in it," Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Lisa Ledoux said of the plea taken Wednesday by Bobek, who has a boutique in Juniper, Florida, where she lives.

Over numerous phone calls with the main figure in the probe -- 40-year-old Edward Cruz Jr. of Bellville -- Bobek arranged to distribute crystal meth to him and actually did sell him an eighth of an ounce of the destructive drug, Ledoux said.

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