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Steroid Investigation Extends to Former Mets Worker

By rob13     May 1, 2007 in Sports
Kirk Radomski, a formers Mets equipment manager, was charged by federal investigators on April 12 for selling steroids to past and present major league ballplayers.
Federal officials requested the indictment against Radomski to be sealed until he had a chance to testify in court about his dealing steroids to major league baseball players. Radomski's testimony was to be in front of the same grand jury that is investigating San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds.
In requesting Radomski's file to be sealed, prosecutors wrote that Kirk's testimony could possibly be put in jeopardy if it was found out that Radomski was indicted on federal charges of distributing steroids and laundering money. The federal prosecutors had intended to call for Radomski to testify on April 26.
Both the attorney for Kirk Radomski, John Riley of Hauppauge, N.Y, and U.S. Attorney Scott Schools had no comment regarding this report.
The 37 year-old Radomski did admit to selling steroids, human growth hormone, amphetamines and other drugs to dozens of major league baseball players and their associates.
Court records show Radomski became a key player in distributing these performance enhancing drugs to ballplayers in 2003 because federal investigators were able to shut down Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO ) in Burlingame, CA.
Radomski agreed to testify even though he is facing up to 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 7.
The two year investigation into Radomski's dealing with players over performance enhancing drugs revealed that 23 checks written by major league baseball players were deposited into Radomski's bank account from May 2003 to March 2005. There was a total of $33,935 combined deposits into Radomski's account during this time period. The names on the cancelled checks were 'blacked-out'.
Mobile phone records provided by Verizon also showed calls made to Radomski were linked to phone numbers that belonged to current and former major league ballplayers.
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