Tony Bosch, the founder of the infamous Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in Florida, is facing a federal drug charge. This is the same lab that is known for providing steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs to famous athletes, including Alex Rodriguez and others. Mr. Bosch is also accused of selling these same drugs to high school students. The federal drug charge comes after a lengthy investigation from law enforcement.
Mr. Bosch turned himself in to the Drug Enforcement Agency, and according to law enforcement officers, he will admit to distributing drugs to young students. An attorney for Mr. Bosch has stated that a plea deal is being worked out between the prosecution and the defendant. The Florida-based lab is no longer in operation.
The details of the plea agreement are not immediately known, but this is a viable option for many individuals facing a serious criminal charge. A plea agreement could be a way to secure sentencing or other favorable considerations in exchange for cooperation with the prosecution. There are several other men who are facing charges after the investigation into Biogenesis. Mr. Bosch was also facing a lawsuit from Major League Baseball because of his alleged contribution to distributing performance-enhancing drugs in the league.
If convicted of the federal drug charge, Mr. Bosch could face up to 10 years in prison. This case is complicated, and the defendant has the right to pursue the best possible outcome from his case, including working with the prosecution on a plea agreement. Every criminal case is different and a plea agreement may not always be the most beneficial. An evaluation of the individual details of the case can reveal the best path to take in preparing a criminal defense designed to achieve the best possible result.
Source: CNN, "Feds: Clinic founder sold performance drugs to athletes", Ray Sanchez and Susan Candiotti, Aug. 5, 2014