Yuri Sucart, cousin to Alex Rodriguez, and one of the Biogenesis frontmen was sentenced Thursday to seven months in prison.
Of the eight accused, including Tony Bosch, Sucart was the last to be sentenced. Included in his sentencing will be six months home arrest after his seven months prison time, and a $5,000 fine. There is also the potential of deportation.
Sucart had been the personal assistant to ARod for some time. But it seemed that their relationship had been less than amicable of late. There were some questionable reports from Sucart and his wife about ARod, and a letter from Sucart's lawyer demanding that ARod pay him for his silence in the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Shorad Motiani said Sucart was one of the most important players in the Biogenesis case (HERE). Not only did he recruit ARod, but other MLB and high school ball players. He'd supplied these players with steroids, and was paid for these services. Sucart made a poor attempt at an apology by saying he did it "out of ignorance and necessity."
This Biogenesis case has been on going for nearly two years. The sentencing of Sucart brings the entire thing to an end...we hope.