Priorities and choices make a difference. Greg Kreuz will spend 10 years in prison for his steroid operation.
Judge Alan Mayberry sentenced Kreuz on Friday and used Kreuz' own words from a previous charge against him.
In a pre-sentence report made in 2005 in a Fulton County case on similar charges, Kreuz said he then realized how "precious" his children were. He stated he would not have committed the crimes had he understood that.
"I pray to be there for them," Mayberry read from Kreuz' statement.
"Here we are again," the judge said. "To you, it's more important to have money and things."
The judge referenced the volume of letters he had received in support of the defendant, many of which affirmed his role as a great dad.
"Obviously that's not true. It's just a front you put on for others," the judge said repeating, "Obviously that's not true."
The 39-year-old Perrysburg resident pleaded guilty on Jan. 7 for his operations of producing and selling anabolic steroids out of his Coe Court home. When given the opportunity to address the court, Kreuz said, "There is so much I want to say. I let so many people down."
He spoke of family and friends including a large contingent in the courtroom showing their support.
Speaking of his children, Kreuz said, "I've been trying to explain to them I am not a bad person. They told me, 'You're not bad, you're our dad.'"