Thomas, a former American sprint track cyclist, was convicted, in 2008 of lying to the grand jury investigating a steroid distribution ring. She served a five-year probationary sentence and six months of home confinement, but feels like she is on track to "pay" for a "forty-eight minute lapse of judgment" for the "rest" of her life.
“I do not engage in any criminal conduct, drug or alcohol abuse, and I’m in no way a risk to public safety ... Although I have lived a responsible and productive life since my conviction, this testimony is holding me back and preventing me from realizing my dreams.”Today, Thomas is a "personal trainer" but she has a law degree. She cannot practice law, however, because of her conviction. It is reported that she "has reached out to her state’s elected officials for support." See full story here.