>Three more people have been convicted and sentenced in an illegal steroid distribution case that also ensnared numerous law enforcement officers, including over a dozen Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) deputies.
But so far no BSO deputies have been charged or disciplined in connection with the case. The case involves PowerMedica, a now closed Deerfield Beach pharmaceutical company.
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and federal agents with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raided PowerMedica in 2005. They seized drugs, computers, and medical records.
After years of subsequent investigations , a federal grand jury seated in West Palm Beach began returning indictments in the case last summer.
According to a press release issued by Annette Castillo, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami, U.S. District Court Judge James I. Cohn sentenced James D’Amico in April to 51 months’ imprisonment.
Cohn also sentenced Daniel L. Dailey and Manuel Sanguily last August to 46 months and 30 months, respectively.
U.S. District Court Judge Marcia G. Cooke sentenced William L. Dailey on March 2 to 18 months’ imprisonment.
Beach was CEO of PowerMedica. His father, William L. Dailey, 72, of Boca Raton, was president.
Sanguily, 78, is a doctor from Milwood, N.Y., and D’Amico, 58, is a former dentist from Cape Coral. Both worked for PowerMedica and pleaded guilty to conspiring to illegally distribute human growth hormones and steroids. D’Amico also pleaded guilty to lying to the grand jury.
The men admitted they knew they were distributing the drug to be illegally used for bodybuilding, athletic performance, and anti-aging. The Daileys admitted they were aware that PowerMedica used untrained or licensed staff to consult with customers. They also admitted that staff signed orders without meeting, talking to or reviewing customers’ medical records.
Sanguily signed more than 2,000 orders, which earned him more than $50,000. D’Amico signed more than 300 orders, which netted him over a $100,000.