Athlete-Doping Case Indictments Expected In S.F.


A steroid scandal that began with two barely-noticed raids may result in indictments today, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Victor Conte, owner of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative in Burlingame, and Greg Anderson, the personal weight trainer for Giants star Barry Bonds, are the targets. The San Francisco Chronicle quotes the Associated Press, citing federal law enforcement sources, as saying that the grand jury is expected to be presented with indictments this morning.

The AP reported no athletes were expected to be indicted. Since it began hearing testimony from prominent athletes last October, the grand jury has been considering charges related to the possible sale and distribution of illegal performance-enhancing drugs, as well as possible money laundering. Conte has denied wrongdoing; through an attorney Anderson declined comment

The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations Unit has been the lead investigator in the case, but it has received assistance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the San Mateo Narcotics Task Force and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which oversees drug testing for Olympic sports.


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