Tony Bosch's Bond Revoked After He Failed Multiple Cocaine Tests

Next week, Tony Bosch will be sentenced for his role in running Biogenesis, the Miami clinic that illegally sold performance-enhancing drugs to baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez and scores of other athletes. Instead of enjoying his final days of freedom on a $100,000 bond, though, Bosch will now await his punishment back behind bars.

That's because a federal judge revoked his bond at a hearing this morning. The reason: Bosch failed at least two cocaine tests while out on bond and didn't attend substance abuse treatments as promised.

See also: Tony Bosch and Biogenesis: MLB Steroid Scandal

U.S. District Judge Darrin P. Gayles ordered Bosch handcuffed and led out of the federal courtroom this morning after hearing evidence that he'd failed multiple cocaine tests since being freed on bond in August.

"I simply have no confidence in his ability to appear as required," Gayles said, the AP reports.

Guy Lewis, Bosch's attorney, argued his client hasn't failed a test since August 18 and is trying to stay sober, but the judge didn't buy the claims.

Bosch's cocaine habit was a central point of A-Rod's defense when the slugger challenged his record 211-game ban for buying testosterone from the unlicensed doctor.

At arbitration hearings last fall, A-Rod's attorneys repeatedly grilled Bosch about his coke habits. Bosch repeatedly plead the Fifth.

Now he'll be back in jail awaiting his sentencing next week. Bosch has already agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute testosterone and faces up to a decade in prison, though he's likely to earn a more lenient sentence thanks to his cooperation with prosecutors.

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Tim Elfrink is a former investigative reporter and managing editor for Miami New Times. He has won the George Polk Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
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