Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Anthony Bosch set to plead guilty before Judge Gayles

From the Miami Herald:
Anthony Bosch, the South Florida clinic operator suspected of selling banned steroids to suspended Major League Baseball players, plans to plead guilty in October to illegally distributing the performance enhancement drugs.
“We’ve resolved the case,” Bosch’s defense attorney, Guy Lewis, told U.S. District Judge Darrin Gayles on Wednesday in Miami federal court. “It’s going to be resolved with a [guilty] plea.”
Bosch, who initially pleaded not guilty after he surrendered last month, has signed a plea agreement admitting to his criminal activity at a Coral Gables anti-aging clinic that allegedly sold testosterone to New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and other players. He was scheduled for trial on Monday, but the agreement precludes it.
...In recently filed court papers, the U.S. attorney’s office revealed that 122 electronic surveillance recordings — audio and video — were made of Bosch and the other defendants during the federal investigation. It gained momentum early last year after the Miami New Times broke the story about Bosch’s alleged sale of steroids to Major League ballplayers and others.
None of Bosch’s customers have been charged in the federal case.
The federal investigation is shrouded in secrecy. Prosecutors Pat Sullivan and Sharad Motiani and defense attorneys Lewis and Susy Elena Ribero-Ayala have agreed that no evidence -- including the names of customers -- can be shared with outside parties, including Major League Baseball. The clinic’s customers also included Miami-Dade high school ballplayers.
Gayles, the federal judge, has granted a protective order restricting the sharing of the evidence.

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Anonymous said...

The election between justin lamar and roly arroyo was more interesting than the one that eventually occurred.

Rumpole said...

Guy should have taken some juice, worked out a bit, gotten into trial shape and tried the damn case. Nobody likes a snitch. Especially one that damages baseball. But that's life in fed court these days....

Anonymous said...

In the Roy case, it appears that only the defense attorney -- not the defendant himself -- missed a few minutes of trial after a lunch break. See op. at 3-5, 7-13, 28 (majority); 30, 34, 37-38 (dissent). Whatever the legal significance, it's important to be factually accurate. To say that both were absent makes it sounds even worse. And makes it seem as though the Marshals messed up ... when they are perhaps the only ones who did not.

Anonymous said...

It's funny how the Miami Herald reported this announcement of an anticipated change of plea as big news. Bosch was charged by Information, which always makes it extremely likely that the pro forma initial not-guilty plea will change to a guilty plea in due course. But it did make a nice headline.