Chael Sonnen’s legal troubles are finally behind him. An Oregon judge accepted Sonnen’s plea deal earlier today and sentenced him to 2 years probation, a $10,000 fine and forfeiture of his real estate license. MMA Fighting’s Mike Chiappetta has the word.
U.S. attorney’s office spokesperson Gerri Badden told MMA Fighting that Sonnen was sentenced on Friday to 24 months probation, a $10,000 fine, and forfeiture of his real estate license as the result of his Jan. 3 guilty plea.
In his plea, Sonnen admitted that he was part of a financial transaction that was conducted or designed to disguise the ownership of funds due to wire fraud. The charge had carried a possible fine of up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.
With that behind him, Sonnen can finally move on and focus on his fight career. Of course, he has issues there as well and will have to get back in the athletic commissions good graces following his recent 6-month suspension for elevated levels of testosterone stemming from his UFC 117 title bout against Anderson Silva in California. In Nevada at least, that doesn’t look like it will be an easy task.