News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2009
Erin Mulvey
Public Information Officer
212 337-2906

New Rochelle Man Charged with Possession of
Steroids and Assault on Federal Authorities

FEB 20 -- JOHN P. GILBRIDE, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Field Division (“DEA”) and LEV L. DASSIN, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced yesterday the filing of a Complaint charging SCOTT SIEGEL with distributing and possessing with intent to distribute anabolic steroids, as well as assaulting federal officers.

Special Agent in Charge John P. Gilbride stated, “They say when you watch a movie, the characters come to life. The role the defendant played in the movie “The Wrestler” was the role he played in daily life. Law enforcement is committed to identifying those responsible for any drug distribution, be it cocaine, heroin or steroids.” SAC Gilbride commended the Westchester DEA Resident Office on their efforts in this investigation.

According to the Complaint, on February 18, 2009, SIEGEL, when approached by law enforcement officers, fled in his car and intentionally hit several Eastchester Police Department cars and DEA cars. In addition, SIEGEL drove his car directly at an officer with the DEA’s Westchester Resident Office in an apparent attempt to run him over.

Further, on February 19, 2009, search warrants executed at SIEGEL’s residence as well as the residence of his parents’ led to the recovery of approximately 1,500 bottles apparently containing anabolic steroids and more than $100,000 in cash. SIEGEL, 33 of New Rochelle, New York, was presented late today before United States Magistrate Judge GEORGE A. YANTHIS in White Plains federal court. After a bail hearing, SIEGEL was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending trial. His next court date is scheduled for March 18, 2009, at 9 a.m. SIEGEL is charged with one count of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute anabolic steroids and one count of assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding, intimidating, and interfering with officers and employees of an agency of the United States Government while engaged in and on account of the performance of official duties. If convicted, SIEGEL faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison on Count One and twenty years in prison on Count Two.

Assistant United States Attorney SARAH R. KRISSOFF is in charge of the prosecution.

The charges set forth in the Complaint are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty.