Michael Antonoff: Man who says feds shot at him found guilty

Posted at 3:08 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 15:08:19-04

The man federal agents say tried to run them over during an undercover drug deal has been found guilty  on charges he resisted arrest.

Michael Antonoff was also found guilty of possession with intent to sell an imitation controlled substance, according to records filed with the 15th Judicial Circuit.

Antonoff has insisted federal agents were trying to cover up for the shooting that he says could have killed him.

The shooting happened in the El Dorado Furniture parking lot in May of 2015.

Investigators say it happened while agents conducted an undercover drug operation.

Surveillance video taken of the incident shows at least one agent stepping out and shooting at Antonoff. What happens off camera is unclear.

A Homeland Security spokesman first said the agents shot at Antonoff because he accelerated his vehicle in the direction of two agents. Antonoff disputed that claim and says he wasn’t trying to run anyone over.

Federal charges against Antonoff were later dropped.

He was convicted Wednesday on state charges and will be sentenced September 6.