Anthony Bosch charged with felony in Biogenesis scandal

Anthony Bosch
Anthony Bosch, seen here in his booking shot from 2012, is facing 10 years in prison.
Credit: Getty Images

The U.S. government on Tuesday filed criminal charges against the owner of a defunct Florida anti-aging clinic at the center of a doping scandal involving MLB players, according to court records.

Anthony Bosch, 50, faces one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Bosch was among a group of people accused of illegally providing steroids to some of baseball’s biggest stars, including Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, who was the National League’s MVP in 2011 but missed much of the 2013 season due to a suspension for violating baseball’s drug policy.

Bosch’s defunct Biogenesis clinic in Coral Gables also supplied performance-enhancing drugs to high school athletes, judges and coaches, authorities said.

Bosch is charged with distributing the drug between October 2008 and December 2012, according to court filings.

His former business partner, Carlos Javier Acevedo, was also charged with one count each of distributing testosterone and of distributing a stimulant between December 2009 and June 2013. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for the first charge and 20 years for the latter.

Bosch and his three business partners in the anti-aging clinic were sued by MLB in 2013.

He and other members of his supply and distribution network were due in Miami federal court for a first appearance on Tuesday, the Miami Herald reported.

Yuri Sucart, a cousin of Rodriguez who was banned from baseball clubhouses in 2009 after the slugger admitted to using steroids delivered by Sucart with the Rangers, was also reportedly arrested.

Rodriguez and Braun were among a number of players suspended in the summer of 2013 after being implicated in an investigation into Biogenesis. None of the athletes are accused of a crime, the newspaper said, and the charging documents on Tuesday do not identify them by name.

Other prominent players linked to the Biogenesis doping scandal include Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz, Everth Cabrera of the Padres and Jhonny Peralta of the Cardinals.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Mayor pledges lower greenhouse gas emissions from New…

Just hours before the start of the People’s Climate March on Sunday, and two days ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit, Mayor Bill de…

National

The best places to see the Northern Lights…

A large solar storm hit the Earth's atmosphere and will tonight illuminate the skies with aurora borealis -- also known as the Northern Lights.

Local

Police officer killed Sunday morning Bronx crash, 8…

One NYPD police officer was killed and eight other officers were injured early Sunday morning when the van they were traveling in crashed  in the…

National

Pennsylvania police shooter manhunt near home of suspect's…

A police manhunt intensified on Friday for the gunman who killed an officer and wounded another in an ambush at a Pennsylvania police barracks a week ago.

Television

'How to Get Away with' mischaracterizing Shondra Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes read Alessandra Stanley's New York Times piece about her being "an angry black woman" and "a romance writer" and it did not sit well with her.

Gossip

New nude celebrity selfies leak … and Clay…

A new batch of nude selfies of Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Lake Bell and Avril Lavigne hit the web and Clay Aiken has something to say!

Television

James Spader's route to villainy on "The Blacklist"

In honor of the second season premiere of "The Blacklist" tonight, where James Spader plays good guy/bad guy Raymond “Red” Reddington, it’s a good time to look back at Spader’s…

Television

True Detective

NFL

Jay Cutler takes Marc Trestman's coaching to heart

While Jay Cutler turned to an autobiography on the man who would be his head coach, Trestman had personal experience with the player.

NFL

Jets vs. Bears: 3 things to watch

Jets fans likely chalked up Monday's matchup with the Bears as a loss when the NFL schedule came out. But given their team's play so…

NFL

Rashad Jennings carries Giants in first win this…

Rashad Jennings, who came to New York from Oakland last year, by way of Jacksonville, was highly coveted this offseason by general manager Jerry Reese.

NFL

3 things we learned as Giants pick up…

The Giants picked up their first win of the season over the Texans.

Career

Here's how to make the most of visit…

You’re primped, you’re looking polished, you’re prepared with a stack of resumes. Job fair hunters, unite! There are a few things to keep in mind…

Education

Learn how to study effectively and stop cramming…

Picture this: It’s midterm week, and college students everywhere are trying to frantically memorize all of the math formulas, political theories and historical facts that…

Parenting

How motherhood inspired Bethenny Frankel's new book

Bethenny Frankel's new children's book is about how her daughter and dog didn't always get alone.

Parenting

A sneaky way to serve kids fruits and…

"My First Juices and Smoothies" gives smoothie recipes for kids.