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Sentencing Set for Chemist in Baseball Steroids Case

Sentencing Set for Chemist in Baseball Steroids Case
Posted at 4:43 AM, Feb 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-25 04:43:00-05

MIAMI (AP) — Sentencing is set in South Florida for a black market chemist who supplied banned performance-enhancing substances to a clinic whose customers included professional baseball players and other athletes.

Paulo Berejuk, who worked out of his suburban garage, faces up to three years in prison at a hearing Wednesday in Miami federal court. Berejuk pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to distribute testosterone.

Investigators said Berejuk was the key drug source for Anthony Bosch, who ran the now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic that provided steroids to baseball players and other athletes. One customer was New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, who recently apologized to fans for his actions.

The doping scandal resulted in suspensions last year for 14 professional baseball players and criminal convictions for Bosch and others.