Miami, Fla.- Anthony "Tony" Bosch -co-founder of a clinic in Coral Gables that was at the center of a Major League Baseball steroid scandal including Alex Rodriguez and allegedly supplied drugs to Dominican baseball prospects, has appeared in federal court Tuesday, local10.com reports from Miami.
It said Bosch, 50, turned himself in at Weston's Drug Enforcement Administration regional office Tuesday morning. “He was charged with conspiracy to distribute testosterone, federal court records show. If found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in prison.”
"He is not a doctor," Miami DEA Special Agent in Charge Mark R. Trouville said. "He is a drug dealer."
Bosch is accused of distributing the anabolic steroid from October 2008 through December 2012. Bosch's former "wellness" and "anti-aging" Biogenesis of America clinic, 1390 S. Dixie Hwy., in Coral Gables promoted itself as specializing in weight loss. Bosch was not a licensed physician.
United States Attorney Wilfredo A. Ferrer said Tuesday Bosch's clinic was linked to providing "dangerous drugs" to high school athletes in public and private schools in Florida, as well as Major League Baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic.
"Some of these parents thought that Bosch was a doctor," Ferrer said.