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‘Big Brother 9′ Winner Gets 4 Years In Big House

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Adam Jasinski (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Adam Jasinski (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) – The winner of the CBS reality show “Big Brother 9″ has been sentenced to four years in prison on drug and tax charges.

Adam Jasinski, of Delray Beach, Fla. was sentenced Friday in federal court for attempting to sell 2,000 oxycodone pills in October 2009 to a witness cooperating with the government.

Jasinski pleaded guilty in October to possession with attempt to distribute oxycodone and failure to file a tax return for 2008, the year he won the television show’s $500,000 prize. The series features contestants who live under constant surveillance and vote weekly to evict each other.

Before changing his plea to guilty, Jasinski told a judge he was being treated for bipolar disorder and drug addiction.

Jasinski had faced a maximum 14 years on the drug charge and one year on the tax charge.

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