The former assistant to Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez plans to plead guilty next Friday to participating in a South Florida steroid-distribution ring that caused the biggest doping scandal in Major League Baseball, according to court records.
Yuri Sucart, who lives in southwest Miami-Dade County, is charged with conspiring with a fake doctor who operated a Coral Gables anti-aging clinic that sold banned substances to Rodriguez and other MLB players.
Sucart, who is also Rodriguez's cousin, will be the eighth and final defendant to plead guilty in the high-profile federal case that revolved arround the now-shuttered clinic, Biogenesis of America, and its owner, Anthony Bosch.
Bosch became MLB’s key witness in 2013, leading to the lengthy suspensions of Rodriguez and 13 other pro ballplayers for steroid use.
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