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    Conte sentenced to 4 months in prison, 4 at home
    Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Victor Conte was sentenced to eight months Tuesday as part of a plea deal for his role as mastermind behind a scheme to provide professional athletes with undetectable performance-enhancing drugs.

    Conte, who will spend four months in prison and four months in home confinement, started the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, which, according to court records, counted dozens of prominent athletes among its clients, including Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, Marion Jones and others. The case prompted pro sports to stiffen steroid policies and thrust performance-enhancing drugs into the spotlight. THG, a once-unknown steroid discovered in the investigation, is now banned throughout sports.

    Conte pleaded guilty in July to money laundering and a steroid distribution charge; dozens of counts were dropped.

    James Valente, BALCO's vice president, was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to reduced charges of steroid distribution. Greg Anderson, Barry Bonds' trainer, was sentenced to six months after pleading guilty to money laundering and a steroid distribution charge. He must spend three months behind bars and three months in home confinement.

    Anderson and Conte, who remain free on bond, are scheduled to surrender to prison authorities Dec. 1.

    U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan in San Francisco has said the plea deals were spurred in part by weak steroid laws and by the fact that some of the chemicals were not banned at the time.

    Track coach Remi Korchemny is expected to get probation at a later sentencing date.

    Still, authorities are now taking aim at the alleged BALCO suppliers.

    Last month, the authorities raided a laboratory in Champaign, Ill., headed by Patrick Arnold, who's known for introducing the steroid precursor androstenedione to the U.S. Andro came to public attention in 1998 when St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire said he used it when breaking baseball's home run record.

    The case is United States. v. Conte, 04-0044. [/b][/quote]

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    [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif[/img] ohhh take that!

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      Any word yet on Barry ever testing possitive for anything? Or any of those guys saying that Barry told them he wanted roids?
      Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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        QUOTE(madyaks @ Oct 19 2005, 04:00 AM) Quoted post

        Any word yet on Barry ever testing possitive for anything? Or any of those guys saying that Barry told them he wanted roids?
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        He admitted to using the "cream" and the "clear."

        Remember? He said he thought it was flaxseed oil. Never mind that you can get flaxseed oil anywhere for a fraction of what he paid for it. His ONLY defense was that he UNKNOWINGLY used it, not that he didn't use it.

        For another thing, there was no test for HGH. There still isn't. Barry isn't going to do Anabolic Steroids, he's got the cash to get the better stuff, unlike the Latino utility players who keep getting caught.

        Palmeiro was fucking stupid. He kept taking the detectable stuff, probably because he'd been taking it so long and was familiar and comfortable with it, or thought he had a good masking agent.

        How old are you Yaks? Are you 40 yet? If not, wait until you are and then see how your own athletic ability compares to when you were 30. Your opinion on this subject might have some credibility then.
        But wait. There is something that can be done afterall. My good friend Angelo is a cop in the Tampa/Clearwater area. Since I kept all of the files from the access logs when I had the power to see them, guess what, I have everyone's IP addresses. Hmm..what can I do w/ those??
        ...

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          QUOTE(Fred Garvin @ Oct 19 2005, 04:11 AM) Quoted post

          Your opinion on this subject might have some credibility then.
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          Doubt it.
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