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Bail Hearing in Miami for Alleged Supplier in MLB Drug Case

US Charges 10 in Steroid Ring Linked to Miami Gym Operator
Posted at 3:26 AM, Oct 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-24 10:23:33-04

MIAMI (AP) — A bail hearing is set for a South Florida man described by authorities as a chemist who supplied banned substances that were provided by a clinic to Major League Baseball players and other athletes.

Prosecutors say they will seek pretrial detention for Paulo Berejuk at the Thursday afternoon hearing. He's accused of conspiracy to distribute testosterone in the case centered on now-closed clinic Biogenesis of America and its former owner, Anthony Bosch.

The Drug Enforcement Administration says Berejuk supplied Bosch for several years, making the performance-enhancing drugs in the garage at his home. The case has resulted in a half-dozen other arrests and suspensions for 14 MLB players, including a record season-long suspension for New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

Bosch has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with investigators.