Olympic Track Star Montgomery Gets 3 Years for Check Fraud

Olympic gold medalist Tim Montgomery has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for his part in a fake-check scheme.

Montgomery hung his head as Judge Kenneth Karas imposed the sentence Friday.

The 33-year-old former track star pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy in a multimillion-dollar bank fraud and money laundering plot. Prosecutors said he had a hand in depositing bogus checks worth $1.7 million.

Montgomery retired in 2005 after he was banned from track and field for doping.

He has a child with Marion Jones, the track superstar who is now in prison for lying about the check scam and about her use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Montgomery still faces drug-dealing charges in Virginia.