Former Cleveland police officer gets a year in prison for buying steroids.

A former Cleveland police lieutenant was sentenced to a year in prison and five years of post-release control for illegally buying steroids.

Anthony Tuleta, 51, of Cleveland, also has to pay $94,000 in restitution, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John O’Donnell said.

Tuleta bought steroids from a California doctor using the Internet and submitted $94,000 in claims to Medical Mutual.

A jury found him guilty of theft and six counts of drug possession. Tuleta faced up to 24 years in prison.

He was suspended in November without pay after 27 years with the police department. He resigned after the conviction.

Dr. Ramon Scruggs was sentenced to three years in prison for prescribing the steroids for nonmedical reasons. He did so from January 2003 through June 2007, Assistant County Prosecutor James Gutierrez said.

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