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    Another Steroid Bust

    I never heard of this guy but this is a rather large steroid bust! We have heroin running out of control in the usa but they are wasting time on stuff like this.

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    Bodybuilding Lawyer Erik Moje Receives Nine-month Prison Sentence for Steroid Offenses


    A bodybuilding attorney named Eirk Moje has received a nine-month prison sentence for steroid offenses. Moje is an amateur bodybuilder who used to have a license to practice law within California. Now, he must spend nine months in prison and follow it up with a couple of years of supervised release. Moje tried to avoid a prison sentence in favor of home confinement. He wanted home confinement so he could access medical treatment.


    DEA special agents busted Moje after working with the OCDETF (Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force). DEA and OCDETF officials performed a raid of Moje’s residence in Turlock. The raid was a facet of a bigger operation, called Operation Cyber Juice. The raid took place in September of 2015. Agents uncovered five hundred and thirty-eight milliliters of steroids of the injectable type. They also uncovered over seventeen thousand oral steroid tablets. The steroids were concealed in a compartment which was secret. Moje entered a guilty plea for illegally importing anabolic steroids in February of 2017.

    Moje’s defense attorney, Kevin Little, stated that his client would be happy to accept a sentence of eleven months. This was the sentence length which was recommended by the government. However, Little did acknowledge that United States District Judge, Dale Drodz, had leeway in terms of determining how and where the sentence would be served.


    With this leeway in mind, Little requested probation which has a custodial component. Little wanted a home confinement sentence for eleven months or less, in order to fulfill the penalties for the conviction. Previously, Moje agreed to give his home, which is valued at three hundred and thirty thousand dollars, to the government and to forfeit a significant quantity of cash, as per the stipulations of the plea agreement.


    According to Little, home confinement was mandatory as Moje wouldn’t be able to access appropriate medical care in prison. Little noted a range of psychiatric and medical conditions which afflicted his client and necessitated the taking of medication and treatment via medical procedures. Little said that treatments for these conditions would be interrupted while he was incarcerated. In prison, Moje would be subject to prejudicial interruptions in medications, which would be likely to negatively impact his well-being and health.


    In particular, in Little’s view, Moje needed phlebotomies on a bi-weekly basis, for therapy for a polycythemia condition. As well, he needed testosterone enanthate for hypogonadism. Also, he needs Adderall for ADHD and Xanax to treat panic attack problems. In addition, Moje needs Gabapentin for neuropathy and Zyrtec and Montelukast for asthma. As well, according to Little, he requires Cialis due to prostate hyperplasia. In prison, it’s not possible to get Cialis or Xanax, due to Bureau of Prisons medical policies. As well, the Bureau of Prisons will not write prescriptions for Adderall until an inmate has spent eleven months behind bars. In addition, BOP (Bureau of Prisons) waits six months before prescribing Testosterone. Other medication restrictions would also impact Moje.


    The federal prosecutor for the case, Phillip Talbert, didn’t find Little’s justification for a home confinement sentence credible. Federal prosecutors let the court know that Moje’s polycythemia was a secondary form of the condition which was triggered by his anabolic steroid usage. Prosecutors seems to indicate that Moje’s polycythemia would go away after he stopped using testosterone and that he would stop using it in prison. As well, the prosecutors found an article which they quoted from. It stated that athletes who take anabolic steroids and develop the secondary form of polycythemia are not usually administered phlebotomy treatments.


    Talbert and other prosecutors on the federal team seemed to feel that Moje’s physician, Jonathan Annis, was not believable in terms of his treatment plan for his patient. Annis participates in competitions for bodybuilding, which might create a clouded viewpoint. As well, Annis is on probation via a decision by the California Medical Board. This means that he’s not allowed to engage in practicing medicine on his own.


    The Judge mostly agreed with the lawyers from the government. However, Judge Drozd did reduce Moje’s sentence to nine months in prison.

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    More on Operation Cyber Juice! This was from September 1, 2017 from the dea website:

    DEA Announces Major Steroid Operation
    Operation Cyber Juice: U.S., global takedown includes home labs, gyms, local distributors

    SEP 01 (WASHINGTON - DEA officials today announced a nationwide series of enforcement actions targeting every level of the global underground trade of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, the vast majority of which are manufactured and trafficked from underground labs in China.

    DEA-led Operation Cyber Juice comprised of over 30 different U.S. investigations in 20 states and resulted in the arrest of over 90 individuals, the seizure of 16 underground steroid labs, approximately 134,000 steroid dosage units, 636 kilograms of raw steroid powder, 8,200 liters of raw steroid injectable liquid, and over $2 million in U.S. currency and assets. In addition, DEA and its partners assisted in foreign steroid investigations in four countries coordinated by Europol. Domestic law enforcement partners include the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

    In Arizona alone, Operation Cyber Juice investigations yielded the seizure of 4 underground steroid conversion labs, the seizure of nearly 150,000 dosage units of finished product, 121 pounds of raw steroid powder, 22 liters of raw steroid injectable liquid, and over $300,000 in U.S. currency and assets.


    Often found in these underground steroid labs are finished steroid product, raw steroid powder, oils needed for steroid conversion to a finished product, conversion kits, and other lab equipment. These products are commonly obtained via the internet from Chinese chemical manufacturing companies and underground labs.


    “Too many young people are ruining their lives and damaging their bodies from steroid abuse,” said DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg. “Through Operation Cyber Juice, DEA is attacking the global underground steroid market, exposing its danger and lies.”


    “This multi-agency collaboration sends a strong message to those who traffic in illegal and dangerous performance-enhancing drugs,” said Peter T. Edge, executive associate director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). “There’s no question that our joint efforts among HSI, DEA and Interpol targeting a very significant drug distribution network will have a huge impact on the distribution of illegal steroids and other dangerous performance-enhancing drugs in the United States.”


    Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, stated: “This international law enforcement action was accomplished through the cooperation of multiple agencies committed to the single goal of identifying and dismantling a lucrative criminal enterprise. Europol will continue its successful cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the World Anti-Doping Agency to eliminate this crime that spans across the globe and cyberspace”.

    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Travis Tygart stated: "In the global fight against dangerous performance-enhancing drugs, collaboration between anti-doping organizations and law enforcement is vital. This joint investigation again demonstrates that we can work together to identify and hold accountable underground steroid suppliers and users who are committing crimes and who may also be cheating clean athletes and sport. The actions taken today will help to ensure that all athletes are safer and any young athletes who are pressured to use these drugs to win in sport are not preyed upon by illegal drug dealers."


    Furthermore, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Director General David Howman stated, “For a long time now, the World Anti-Doping Agency has been concerned about the illegal activity in some countries of underground production and trade of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. These substances, either as full steroid products or in raw material form, are being produced in unsanitary “underground laboratories” with no concern whatsoever given to the labelling of the products, nor to the health of the end user – quite often the athlete, and worryingly, very often young people. This problem is proliferating globally. It has become a public health issue and therefore requires an international solution through partnerships and collaboration. By partnering with USADA and the DEA in this major steroid operation, WADA has been able to prevent potentially harmful steroid substances from getting into the hands of athletes looking for an edge. This is a good example of anti-doping and law enforcement working well together to further their own efforts of reducing doping and protecting public health.”

    There is great danger in buying steroids, chemicals, and other illicit products on the Internet. Many companies operating illegally both in the United States, China, and elsewhere have no regard for product safety and mislabeling is common – both intentional and unintentional. Products are often misrepresented, and their safety is not at all guaranteed. In addition, federal agents report that many of the underground steroid labs seized are extremely unsanitary, further illustrating the danger in buying these products illegally. For example, recent lab seizures uncovered huge amounts of raw materials being mixed in bathtubs and bathroom sinks.

    Throughout Operation Cyber Juice, DEA and its law enforcement partners worked closely with both USADA and WADA, receiving actionable intelligence that resulted in many of these investigations. This vision was to utilize law enforcement, anti-doping resources, and intelligence, to assist in furtherance of their respective efforts. In addition, Europol analysts were collecting information and providing leads to participating countries for further investigation.


    Previous DEA steroid investigations such as Operation Raw Deal in 2007 focused on raw material manufacturers and suppliers in China and other countries; underground anabolic laboratories in North America; numerous U.S.-based websites distributing materials, or conversion kits, necessary to convert raw steroid powders into finished product; and Internet bodybuilding discussion boards that are the catalysts for individuals to learn how to illicitly discreetly purchase and use performance enhance drugs, including anabolic steroids. Many of the underground steroids labs targeted in this case advertise and are endorsed on these message boards.

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    Re: Another Steroid Bust

    Wow thanks for the good read!!!




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    Re: Another Steroid Bust

    it is true that some come labs are not so clean. they a danger.




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    Another Steroid Bust

    This is an old bust. Happened last year. It was Hulkbody off of eroids. With all these open source boards there’s more busts to come




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    Re: Another Steroid Bust

    old but just sentenced this site not a source board.




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    Re: Another Steroid Bust

    Quote Originally Posted by BigHulk View Post
    old but just sentenced this site not a source board.
    Yeah man that’s great to hear gotta be safe




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    Re: Another Steroid Bust

    why I'm here because it's bodybuilding.




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    Re: Another Steroid Bust

    The story was about the sentencing guys.

    I know the reason there are so many sponsors here now is because without them the site would be gone. I've talked to the admins about it before. They tried to change the format by having events pay for sponsorship but it didn't work. I know the owners do not want this to become a source board.

    I do the news here and I'm told to focus on bodybuilding only.






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