“Wrestler” Actor Takes Plea In White Plains Federal Court

Scott Siegel, a 35 year old New Rochelle resident who gained notoriety last year for his role in the Oscar nominated “The Wrestler”, pled guilty on October 2 to two counts of using a deadly weapon to assault federal officers and one count of possessing and distributing steroids. On February 18th last year, federal agents and local officers attempted to arrest Mr. Siegel outside his parents’ Eastchester home. Instead of surrendering, Siegel led them on a wild chase through Eastchester and Tuckahoe, ramming several police cars and attempting to strike an officer on foot as well.

Mr. Siegel was found to have 1,500 bottles of anabolic steroids and $100,000 in cash. For the highest charge of New York assault with a deadly weapon, Siegel faces up to twenty years in prison. Under federal sentencing guidelines, he could receive a sentence of just over 5 years in prison. Siegel is being held without bail and will be sentenced on January 14, 2010.

Contact the criminal defense lawyers at the White Plains, New York Law Office of Mark A. Siesel if you are charged with a crime for a free consultation with an experienced, knowledgeable attorney to discuss your legal rights and options.