California veterinarian is going to prison — but first he's headed to the Tokyo Olympics
A boat sails past the Tokyo 2020 Olympic rings on March 25, 2020, in Tokyo. - Carl Court/Getty Images AsiaPac/TNS

World-famous equine veterinarian Jack Ray Snyder was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison and six months of home detention following his guilty plea to tax evasion. Snyder, who has treated horses at five Olympic games and has traveled the world volunteering his services, had faced a prison term of up to five years. But after Snyder pleaded with U.S. Senior District Judge William B. Shubb for a sentence of probation that would allow him to continue treating animals and work at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic games, the judge agreed to allow Snyder to report to prison on Aug. 17, nine day...