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June 21, 2012
2 Ukranians get jail time for steroid bust
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two Ukrainian men will each spend three years and 10 months in federal prison before they’re deported for their roles in an international steroid ring that was busted in Pittsburgh. Federal prosecutors say Yeveniy Suriy (yeh-VEN’-ee SOO’-ree) and Oleksandr Skochyk (SKO’-chek) were arrested in Cyprus after an undercover U.S. Food and Drug Administration agent offered them computer services. The men allegedly sold steroids produced overseas to the United States through several dealers, including one in southwestern Pennsylvania, which is why they were prosecuted in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/NYR4HY ) reports the business sold $100,000 monthly before it was busted in 2010. Suriy apologized and asked to be returned swiftly to Ukraine. Skochyk, who used a translator during Thursday’s sentencing, nonetheless yelled in English as he was led away in handcuffs, “You know that I didn’t do it.” http://www.wfmj.com/story/18847588/2-ukrainians-get-prison-in-w-pa-steroid-sting