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Five convicted, sentenced in steroid distribution ring

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Five individuals have been convicted and sentenced in federal court for unlawful steroid distribution, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Carl R. Benedict, 50, Anthony F. DiDomenico, III, 29, both of Morgantown, West Virginia, Richard J. Pinelli, Jr., 28, of Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, Joseph B. Greco, 27, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, and Derek S. Starn, 34, of Bridgeport, West Virginia, each pled guilty to a criminal Information charging them with one count of “Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance – Testosterone.” They were each sentenced to probation for a period of six months.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney John Parr prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Postal Service, the Food and Drug Administration, the Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 8, 2016

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