Anthony Bosch, the owner and operator of the defunct Coral Gables Biogenesis Clinic, has officially been sentenced to four years in federal prison reports ESPN.
Bosch, who posed as a doctor and supplied steroid injections and other performance enhancing drugs to professional baseball players and high school athletes, had sought leniency. He cooperated in the investigation in hopes of a lowered sentence, but US District Judge Darrin Gayles refused. "The defendant was the most culpable in this conspiracy," the judge said. Gayles seemed to take particular issue with the steroid injection of high school athletes. "He was the master mind," Gayles said. "He was the one who recruited others to assist him."
Bosch, who plead guilty in October, is the sixth person charged in the Biogenesis case. Both he and Alex Rodriguez are expected to testify if Yuri Sucart, and ex-University of Miami pitching Coach Lazaro Collazo, go to trial.
Guy Lewis, Bosch's lawyer, did try for a lesser sentence. The aim was under three years, but Gayles refused. Lewis' argument was that Bosch had been cooperative throughout the investigation. Along with his four year prison sentence, he will get three years supervised release.
--Erica Morales BYB Senior Writer
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