Sentences Handed Down To Massachusetts Pair In Counterfeit Steroid Ring

Counterfeit drugs with misappropriated logo and labeling

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the sentencing of a Massachusetts couple for their roles in a multi-million dollar conspiracy to distribute steroids across the U.S. Tyler Bauman received a 10-year prison sentence and Kathryn Green will spend one year and one day in prison. PSM previously reported on the guilty plea of Robert Medeiros, whose role in the conspiracy was primarily to fill orders.

According to court documents, Bauman was the ringleader, ordering the raw materials and the counterfeit labels and packaging from overseas that the group used to make the steroids with. From approximately May 2015 to April 2017, they manufactured steroid products and marketed them as being made by Onyx Pharmaceuticals. Onyx is a real pharmaceutical company owned by Amgen, but they do not manufacture any steroid products. Bauman actively promoted their products on various social media platforms while simultaneously denying he had anything to do with making or selling of them. He would provide an email address for people to use to submit orders and then, unbeknownst to them, be the person who replied to their emails.

Customers paid for the steroids using Western Union with Bauman instructing his crew to use false names so as to not arouse suspicion. A tanning salon was opened in Beverly, Massachusetts to launder the proceeds of the steroid ring. Kathryn Green’s role in the conspiracy was to collect payments and ship packages to customers. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Amy Harman Burkart and David J. D’Addio prosecuted the cases.