MIAMI — Federal officials announced this week that seven defendants were charged with conspiring to distribute anabolic steroid testosterone to underage high school and professional athletics.

Charged after a 21-month Drug Enforcement Investigation are the following defendants:

  • Anthony Publio Bosch, 50, of Key Biscayne
  • Carlos Javier Acevedo, 35, of Miami
  • Yuri Sucart, 52, of Miami
  • Jorge Augustine Velazquez, a/k/a “Ugi,” 43, of Miami
  • Christopher Benjamin Engroba, 25, of Miami
  • Lazaro Daniel Collazo, a/k/a “Lazer” and “Laser,” 50, of Hialeah
  •  Juan Carlos Nuñez, 48, of Fort Lauderdale.

The ongoing investigation focuses on the illegal distribution of  testosterone by the defendants in Miami-Dade County, and elsewhere, officials said.

Specifically, the DEA investigation focused on the operators of several anti-aging clinics in Miami, recruiters of 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 from 2008 through 2012.

In addition, the investigation also uncovered a separate conspiracy which involved Acevedo and the alleged illegal distribution of the drug commonly referred to as “Molly” or 3,4-Methylenedioxy-N-Methylcathinone Hydrochloride, a Schedule I controlled substance.

Charged in a separate case with conspiring to distribute Molly are Giovanny Brenes, 35, and Jorge Canela, Jr., 25; and charged with attempted possession of molly is Carlos Luis Ruiz, 34, all of Miami.

“Anthony Bosch, the self-acclaimed “Best Fake Doctor Ever” has turned in his lab coat for an orange jumpsuit,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Mark R. Trouville. “Mr. Bosch’s alleged actions were a danger to the minors and adults who consumed his concoctions.”

 

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Indictment of Carlos Javier Acevedo

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By Raul

Raul Hernandez is a former journalist. He has worked as a newspaper reporter for more than 30 years at the El Paso Herald-Post, El Paso Times, Press Enterprise in Riverside, California and the Ventura County Star in California. He was a court reporter for more than 20 years.