Adam Jasinski may be going from the Big Brother House to the Big House. The winner of season nine of the CBS reality show Big Brother pleaded guilty yesterday in Boston federal court to a drug charge and for failing to pay taxes on his $500,000 Big Brother first-place windfall.
Adam Jasinski, of Delray Beach, Fla., was arrested outside Boston last October and charged with attempting to sell 2,000 pills of oxycodone, the main active ingredient in OxyContin and other painkillers. He had originally pleaded not guilty to possession with attempt to distribute oxycodone but changed his plea to guilty during a hearing Monday in U.S. District Court in Boston. He also pleaded guilty to the tax charge, which was added Monday by prosecutors.
Jasinski, who has also been in rehab and is now drug-free according to his lawyer, has a January11 sentencing date. Court officers however, immediately took him to jail after yesterday’s court appearance.
He could face up to 14 years for the drug conviction; the tax charge is a misdemeanor with a one-year maximum prison term.
The DEA claims that Jasinski, 32, used part of his Big Brother winnings to finance his drug dealing business.