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Former mountain bike champ Giove sentenced to home detention, supervision in marijuana-trafficking case

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Former downhill mountain bike champion Melissa “Missy” Giove was spared any prison time when she was sentenced this morning in federal court judge in Albany in connection with her in marijuana-trafficking case. Giove was given six months of home detention and five years of supervised release and she was also ordered to do 500 hours of community service. The once-outspoken mountain bike star was also given credit for the time she served in jail after ...

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safny
November 23, 2011
10:53 a.m.

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So you voluntarily take part in a dangerous activity, get hurt doing it, then ask for the mercy of the court because you got hurt?? HOME DETENTION?? If I ever get arrested, remind me to break some bones before sentencing.

mrobarge
November 23, 2011
2:26 p.m.

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So let's see, safny, if you get hurt on YOUR job and the injury affects your judgment, you're telling me you would want to be held COMPLETELY responsible for your actions??? It's not like the woman got off scot free; she spent more than a year in jail after her arrest and is going to serve home confinement, probation and do community service ... What you call a "dangerous activity" was her career ... Would it have made a difference if she had been a firefighter or a construction worker or taken part in some similar "dangerous activity" that you approve of???

mrobarge
November 24, 2011
10:27 a.m.

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In the name of accuracy, let me correct one statement: She spent only nine days in jail after her arrest. The point remains, however, that she did not get off without ANY punishment. Her sentence, as it is called for in the law, took into account mitigating factors.

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