Wednesday September 3rd, 2014

Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch has signed a plea agreement and will plead guilty to illegally distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

Bosch's attorney, Guy Lewis, told U.S. District Judge Darrin Gayles on Wednesday that the case is resolved and Bosch will officially plead guilty next month, according to the Miami Herald. Bosch had initially entered a non-guilty plea when charged last month, but had reportedly already agreed to a deal to plead guilty at that time.

Bosch and six others were accused of selling testosterone to professional and high school baseball players.

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Under terms of the plea agreement, Bosch will cooperate with the DEA and the U.S. attorney's office in their steroids investigation, which could lead to a reduced sentence for Bosch from the up to 10-year prison term he currently faces. 

Last year, an MLB investigation into Biogenesis yielded suspensions for multiple players, including 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun, Baltimore Orioles All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz and New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games, the longest drug-related suspension in MLB history.

Bosch did not comment at his hearing Wednesday.

Ben Estes


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