A pharmacist convicted of steroids offenses will be going to prison for 6 and a half years, but the judge agreed to delay the sentence until the sister of the defendant’s ex-wife gets a bone marrow transplant.
Jodi C. Silvio was a part owner and secretary of Applied Pharmacy Services, a compounding pharmacy in Mobile that supplied anabolic steroids to thousands of customers across the country. At one time, he also served as supervising pharmacist there.
Silvio, 51, was found guilty after a five-week trial in Mobile’s federal court. He also pleaded guilty to health care fraud in an unrelated case.
U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade sentenced Silvio to 6½ years in prison but agreed to delay his prison term by six months after hearing an impassioned plea from Lydia Bennett, who said that she needs a bone marrow transplant in order to beat leukemia.
Bennett said she needs her sister to care for her for 100 days in a protected environment while she recovers. During that time, she said, Silvio will be the only one who can care for a child that he and his ex-wife adopted when they were married.
“We desperately need Jodi to take care of K.J. while I fight for my life,” Bennett said. Granade said she is open to extending the delay if Bennett needs more time.