September 20, 2020

Steroid Law

Why Ordinary People Should Fear the World Anti-Doping Agency

Elite athletes may have little to fear from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) as doping in sports persists unabated. However, ordinary people should be afraid of how WADA’s increasing influence in national policy affects them.

The United States Government recently mandated that a sports nutrition company comply with aspects of the WADA Prohibited List as part of a criminal plea agreement.

The government did not simply require that the company produce dietary supplements compliant with the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), the Anabolic Steroid Control Acts or any other relevant local, state and federal laws affecting the dietary supplement industry. The United States felt it necessary to incorporate a moral agenda above and beyond existing law into the plea agreement.

WADA supposedly exists to keep athletes in sports from doping. However, WADA’s dangerous influence threatens to influence laws that will affect tens of millions of ordinary people around the world who are not competitive athletes and have no aspirations of sports competition. They are simply individuals who are looking to feel better, to look better and to perform better with the help of supplements. [Read more…]

“Shock and Awe” in Florida Steroid Raid

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office in Florida used “shock and awe” to conduct a raid of a personal trainer suspected of distributing anabolic steroids. Lt. Harold Minch described the SWAT team’s raid of a small-town suburban home as “shock and awe at the beginning” conjuring imagery from the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

The phrase “shock and awe” has been used to refer to the “military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power, dominant battlefield awareness, dominant maneuvers, and spectacular displays of force to paralyze an adversary’s perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight”.

The Sheriff’s Office didn’t take over a Middle Eastern country but they did seize approximately $20,000 of suspected anabolic steroids. [Read more…]

Testosterone Replacement Consultant Pleads Guilty

Former police officer Anthony Forgione pleaded guilty once again to steroid-related charges while on probation for illegally selling anabolic steroids and human growth hormone through an anti-aging clinic in 2008. In 2008, Forgione pleaded guilty to charges related to the sale of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone (HGH) through Infinity Longevity anti-aging clinic and his ‘wellness referral service.’  Forgione dissolved Infinity Longevity in July 2008. However, he created a new company in Florida in May 2009 using the same name. This time, Infinity Longevity was strictly a consulting and wellness referral service for individuals seeking hormone replacement. [Read more…]

Football Player Who Initiated Waterloo Football Steroid Scandal Avoids Jail

The former University of Waterloo football player that committed the crime “that ultimately brought down his former team in a steroid scandal that made international headlines” was sentenced to a 9-month conditional sentence of house arrest. Eric Legare was linked to several burglaries of private residences and pleaded guilty to breaking into a commercial business. However, he became notorious for his indirect connection to the steroid scandal at University of Waterloo that resulted in a one-year suspension of the entire Waterloo football program. [Read more…]

VIDEO: Hofstra Law Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy Symposium

Streaming video of the Hofstra Law School “Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy Symposium” directed by steroid attorney Rick Collins featuring Norm Fost, Chris Bell, John Romano, Philip Sweitzer, etc. [Read more…]

Rick Collins Directs “Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy Symposium” at Hofstra University

ъглови легла с раклаHofstra Law to Host Conference Examining Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In response to the ongoing controversy over steroid use in professional sports, Hofstra Law School today announced that it will host a conference titled “Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy Symposium” on Friday, October 29, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

“The issue of steroid use in sports has become more prevalent, pressing and controversial over the past several years,” said Dean Nora V. Demleitner. “By hosting this conference, Hofstra Law brings together key experts and stakeholders who will examine steroid use from a variety of perspectives, as well as positively impact the potential policy, legislative and legal approaches that will surely emerge in the near future.” [Read more…]

Roger Clemens Steroid-Fueled Extramarital Affair?

Country singer Mindy McCready tacitly confirmed she had an extramarital affair with Roger Clemens. Clemens, through his attorney Rusty Hardin, has acknowledged a long-term “relationship” but denies Clemens had a sexual relationship with McCready.

Does Roger Clemens’ personal and/or sexual relationships have any bearing on his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs (or vice versa)? Already, the blogosphere is suggesting that steroids may have caused Clemens’ infidelity. But as far as the legal proceedings are concerned, Yahoo Sports’ Tim Brown doesn’t think his philandering has relevance to his alleged steroid use [Read more…]

Jeff Novitsky Transferred to FDA to Focus on Steroid Cases

IRS Special Agent Jeff Novitsky has been transferred to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigations as a special agent to give him greater freedom to focus on anabolic steroid-related investigations (“No Longer With I.R.S., Novitzky Joins F.D.A.,” April 23).

In regards to Novitzky’s new job, Dwight Sparlin, a retired I.R.S. manager who led the San Francisco office when the Balco case started nearly six years ago, said he had been hearing for two weeks that Novitzky was going to the F.D.A. to continue focusing on drug cases.

“I think it would give him more exposure to just doing that type of work,” Sparlin said by telephone Tuesday. He added: “For Jeff to go as far as he did in Balco was a stretch for the I.R.S., too. I think he was allowed to go a lot further than he would otherwise because of the impact.”

Jeff Novitsky has been involved in almost every aspect of the BALCO steroid scandal and steroids in baseball investigation.

(Hat tip to Steroid Nation for the story.)

Teen Extracurricular Steroid Chemistry and Marketing Experiment

Matthew Wong is not your average 17-year old high school student. He is an innovative entrepreneur, lacking in his legal education, who used the internet to order raw steroid powder from China to manufacture and distribute anabolic steroids in extracurricular chemistry and marketing experiments. Unlike his high school classmates, Wong has been in jail for the past two weeks socializing with Tarrant County criminals (“Steroid labs in Tarrant area are processing powder bought online,” April 23).

The arrests came after a two-month investigation prompted by a tip, Grapevine police Lt. Todd Dearing said. Matthew Wong, 17, of Grapevine was arrested April 10 on suspicion of possession of controlled substances and dangerous drugs and on suspicion of delivery of controlled substances. The charges range from state jail felonies to second-degree felonies, Dearing said. Wong remained in the Tarrant County Jail on Tuesday with bail set at $26,000.

Police say Wong sold an undercover officer steroids numerous times. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Wong most recently met the undercover officer on Feb. 21 in a restaurant parking lot, where the officer bought 21.8 grams of Oxymetholone, a strong steroid, and 19.6 grams of testosterone from Wong for $310.

Growth Hormone Will Not Be Added to Controlled Substances List

Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have modified a bill that would have added human growth hormone (HGH) to the Controlled Substances List. The bill was introduced as a kneejerk reaction to revelations of widespread HGH use in professional baseball. But in the end, legislators avoided making the same mistake with HGH as they did with anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) with the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 1990. (“HGH bill altered to help children,” April 16) [Read more…]