Tony Bosch, the founder of the infamous Biogenesis clinic, which led to the suspension of several MLB players, surrendered to authorities on Tuesday and is set to plead guilty.
ESPN reported that shortly after 6 a.m., Drug Enforcement Administration agents began arresting those tied to Bosch and his operations at the clinic. The 50-year-old then showed up with his lawyers at the DEA’s office to turn himself in.
The Associated Press noted that court documents show that Bosch and his associates conspired to distribute the anabolic steroid testosterone between October 2008 and December 2012.
The former business owner struck a deal to plead guilty to drug distribution conspiracy.
Last year, the happenings at the now defunct South Florida clinic were brought to light and MLB handed down lengthy suspensions to some of its biggest stars including Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz and Melky Cabrera.
Cruz, Cabrera and several other players served 50 game suspensions for their involvement with the clinic. Braun served a 65-game suspension that began in July 2013 and Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is still serving a 162-game ban that will last through the entire 2014 season.
Since Bosch cooperated with MLB during its investigation, the league has said it will put in a good word for him during any legal proceedings. So it will be interesting to see if that word will carry any weight.
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