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Feb 3, 2010 8:56 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colorado Springs man convicted in steroid smuggling case

The former owner of a Colorado Springs pharmacy has been convicted of illegally importing and distributing anabolic steroids and Chinese-made human growth hormones.

A federal jury deliberated for parts of three days before convicting Thomas Bader on 31 counts Tuesday. The charges included conspiracy and the distribution of human growth hormones. Bader is expected to be sentenced April 29.

Prosecutors say that while Bader was the owner and operator of College Pharmacy he sold anabolic steroids and growth hormones from China that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Jurors said that Bader should forfeit $4.8 million in assets and the land where the pharmacy was located.

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