Biogenesis Founder Sentenced Today for his Role in Conspiracy to Distribute Testosterone and Human Growth Hormones to Underage High School and Professional Athletes
Anthony Bosch, 50, of Key Biscayne, was sentenced today to four years imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release for his role in administering testosterone and human growth hormone to underage high school and professional athletes. The court also ordered Bosch to perform 200 hours of community service and prevented him from working in the medical field in the future.
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and A.D. Wright, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, made the announcement.
The charges stem from a DEA investigation, which focused on the illegal distribution of testosterone by the charged defendants in Miami-Dade County, and elsewhere. In August 2014, seven defendants, including Yuri Sucart, Juan Carlos Nuñez, and Lazaro Daniel Collazo, were charged with conspiracy to distribute testosterone. Bosch, Carlos Javier Acevedo, Jorge Augustine Velazquez, Christopher Benjamin Engroba, Paulo Berejuk, and Juan Carlos Nuñez plead guilty. Acevedo, Velazquez, and Engroba have been sentenced in connection with this conspiracy. Sentencing for Berejuk is scheduled for February 25, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga. Sentencing for Nuñez is scheduled for March 3, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Altonaga.
The charges, filed in August 2014, focused on the illegal distribution of testosterone by the operators of several anti-aging clinics in Miami, Florida, recruiters for these clinics, and a black market distributor of testosterone. These anti-aging clinics were incorporated under several different corporate names: Biogenesis of America, LLC; Biokem, LLC; Revive Miami, LLC; and others by the same group of people who occasionally worked together in the time period 2008 through 2012. One of the original founders of these clinics was Anthony Bosch.
Bosch and his co-conspirators were all charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute a Schedule III controlled substance, that is, the anabolic steroid testosterone, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846.
Mr. Ferrer thanked the DEA for their work on this investigation. This case was prosecuted by Senior Litigation Counsel Michael P. Sullivan and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sharad A. Motiani.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.