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.”