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Drug supplier scheduled to plead guilty in MLB performance-enhancing substance case

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MIAMI — A South Florida man described by authorities as a black market chemist is set to plead guilty to federal charges stemming from the Major League Baseball performance-enhancing substances scandal.

A plea hearing is set Thursday in Miami federal court for 50-year-old Paulo Berejuk, who is charged with conspiracy to distribute testosterone and human growth hormone. Investigators say Berejuk was the main supplier for Anthony Bosch, who ran the now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic that supplied banned substances to MLB players and other athletes.

The charges against Berejuk carry a maximum 15-year prison sentence.

Bosch previously pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing. Several others are charged in the case, including Yuri Sucart, a cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez has admitted to using substances supplied by Bosch.

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