Federal Probe Reportedly Investigating Biogenesis' Ties to High School Athletes
Anthony Bosch, the disgraced mastermind behind Biogenesis, looks to be in even more trouble. A federal investigation is reportedly being conducted in an effort to determine whether the South Florida anti-aging clinic owner "illegally sold controlled substances to high schoolers," according to The Miami Herald's Julie K. Brown.
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To this point, most of the focus has centered on the major league superstars linked to Bosch's clinic earlier this year. But now it appears that a number of high school athletes were also involved with Biogenesis.
Brown reports that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami hopes to gain more information through Porter Fischer, the man who first lifted the lid on Biogenesis' wrongdoings. Fischer has done several interviews since blowing the whistle on Bosch and apparently possesses several hundred pages of important documents and records that link an abundance of names to the clinic.
Those records support Fischer's claims and will be critical in aiding investigators in their federal criminal probe.
The Biogenesis scandal broke back in late January when the Miami New Times reported that Bosch had likely supplied banned performance-enhancing substances to several notable Major League Baseball players, including former National League MVP Ryan Braun and New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez.
As originally reported by T.J. Quinn, Pedro Gomez and Mike Fish of ESPN.com (via CNN.com), nearly two dozen players have reportedly been linked to Biogenesis. Braun, one of the biggest names involved with the scandal, was suspended for the remainder of the 2013 season (65 games) by MLB last month for violating the league's drug policy.
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