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Clinic owner charged with distributing steroids

Federal authorities are charging the owner of a defunct Florida clinic accused of providing steroids and other banned substances to Major League Baseball players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch self-surrendered to authorities on Tuesday morning, a spokesperson for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration told CNBC.

In this booking photo provided by the Miami-Dade Police Department, Anthony Bosch poses for his mug shot April 4, 2012 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Bosch, founder of the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic, was arrested for driving with a suspended license.
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In this booking photo provided by the Miami-Dade Police Department, Anthony Bosch poses for his mug shot April 4, 2012 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Bosch, founder of the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic, was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

According to Miami federal court records Tuesday, Bosch faced one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone.

Court documents say that from October 2008 through December 2012, Bosch willfully conspired to distribute the anabolic steroid testosterone.

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Fourteen players associated with the Coral Gables clinic were disciplined last year by MLB, including a season-long 2014 suspension imposed on Rodriguez.

The U.S. Attorney and the DEA will hold a press conference in Miami at 12:30 p.m., the spokesperson said.

—By The Associated Press. CNBC contributed to this report.

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