Report: Lab linked to high schoolers
Biogenesis and its founder, Anthony Bosch, are now the focus of a federal probe into whether the clinic illegally sold controlled substances to high school students, The Miami Herald reports.
According to The Herald, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami wants to interview Porter Fischer, the clinic’s former marketing director who is believed to possess hundreds of pages of the clinic’s records.
Porter recently told the newspaper that high school students had received steroids from Bosch and the clinic. He was quoted in a Miami Herald story as saying Bosch injected minors with steroid “concoctions."
Biogenesis already is under investigation by Major League Baseball for allegedly providing performance-enhancing drugs to professional baseball players, including Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta. Suspensions in those cases are expected to be announced by MLB in the coming days.
In exchange for assistance in any future potential criminal investigation, Bosch agreed in June to aid in MLB’s investigation. Thus, the league and commissioner Bud Selig could be thrust into a potentially awkward situation should the feds pursue Bosch.
According to ESPN, FDA agent Jeff Novitzky, who led the federal criminal investigations of the BALCO lab, Roger Clemens and Lance Armstrong, has gotten involved with the federal Biogenesis investigation. Specifically, ESPN reports Novitzky has reached out to Fischer in hopes of speaking with him.