Prison term for Texas weight loss guru

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by Associated Press

wfaa.com

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:50 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 16 at 11:22 AM

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SAN ANTONIO - The former head of a company that marketed Body Solutions weight-loss products has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.

A judge in San Antonio on Tuesday sentenced 53-year-old Harry Siskind, who must report to prison in March. The defense had sought probation for Siskind, who apologized in court.

Siskind on May 19 pleaded guilty to lying to federal regulators about his assets.

Siskind, who is a former chief executive of Mark Nutritional Inc., was sentenced to 37 months in prison. He also must pay a $10,000 fine and serve three years probation upon his release.

Prosecutors say Siskind admitted making a false statement about his assets during a 2003 deposition in a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against himself, his ex-company and others.

Mark Nutritional agreed in 2003 to close.

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