Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch sentenced to four years in prison
Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch was sentenced to four years in prison, followed by three years supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone, reports the New York Daily News.
Bosch faced up to 10 years in prison, but got a reduced sentence for cooperating with investigators as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s "Operation Strikeout."
Investigators had said that Bosch and six others dealt steroids, human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players as well as high school athletes.
That led to Major League Baseball investigating Bosch and his now-closed South Florida clinic after reports surfaced about major league baseball players receiving PEDs from his business.
Bosch was arrested by federal agents last August and pleaded guilty to the charges two months later.
Fourteen players were eventually suspended by MLB for their involvement in Biogenesis, including 2011 National League MVP Ryan Braun and Baltimore Orioles All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz. New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the entire 2014 season.
- Scooby Axson