Balco hits home- Champaign scientist indicted

*Sigh*  This is not the kind of stuff you want to read in your hometown paper.  That a local scientist has been indicted in the BALCO scandal.

Alas, it is true.  Champaign scientist Patrick Arnold has been indicted for allegedly supplying BALCO with the drug known as “the Clear”.  He is charged on three counts which of course, Arnold claims he is innocent.

The details according to the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette article:

 A statement from Ryan’s office said Arnold was indicted for:
   – Conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids.
   – Conspiracy to defraud consumers and the government by introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce.
   – Introducing and delivering “the Clear” into interstate commerce with the intent to defraud.
   Specifically, the statement said Arnold conspired to misbrand and distribute three drugs: Norbolethone, tetrahydragestrinone (also known as THG or “the Clear”) and desoxymethyltestosterone (also known as DMT or “Madol”).

Arnold is looking at a possible 8 years and $500,000 fine if found guilty.

Arnold worked for Proviant Technologies in Champaign.  I’m wondering if he worked alone or he had accomplices.  No mention of anyone else in the article.  Proviant Technologies is cooperating with the authorities.

Followup:  Just noticed it made the national media.  I’ll bet Champaign politicians love seeing their town’s name in the nation’s media limelight. 

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One Response to “Balco hits home- Champaign scientist indicted”

  1. Proviant Technologies needs to work on their web site or sumthin’… at the bottom it says:

    To learn more about Proviant Technologies, Inc’s divisions please click on the links above.

    but there are no links on the page.

    hmm..

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