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New York Man Sentenced for Importing Steroids from China

March 1, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Buffalo, New York, has been sentenced in federal court to two years probation and ordered to perform 150 hours of community service on his conviction of importation of steroids, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster imposed the sentence on Anthony Gianetti, 27.

According to information presented to the court, on May 5, 2008, Gianetti took delivery at a Monroeville Post Office of a parcel from the People's Republic of China, which contained vials and tablets consisting of six different types of anabolic steroids.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Lancaster stated that the sentence was a downward variance from the Guidelines range of 8-14 months imprisonment - due to defendant's youth at the time of commission and his subsequent academic achievements.

Assistant United States Attorney Leo M. Dillon prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Pennsylvania State Police, the Postal Inspection Service and DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Gianetti.

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