Owner of Texas Sport Supplement Company to Forfeit $3.5 Million, Brett Becker Sentenced for Unlawful Distribution of Steroid-like Drugs
ABINGDON, VA (STL.News) Brett Becker, the owner of Accelerated Genetix, LLC, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Abingdon to six months home confinement for introducing unapproved new drugs into interstate commerce, Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar announced today.
Becker, 32, currently of Concord, Michigan, and Accelerated Genetix, LLC, a sport supplement company based in Argyle, Texas, pleaded guilty in December 2020 to one count of distributing unapproved new drugs with the intent to mislead and defraud the FDA and consumers.
“For years, Becker and his company put their customers’ health at risk by unlawfully distributing drugs without FDA approval, which is a serious crime,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Bubar. “This case should serve as an additional notice that the marketing and distribution of unapproved SARMS will not be tolerated and that we will work with FDA to prosecute those who do.”
“Sports supplements that are manufactured and distributed outside the FDA’s oversight and that contain unapproved and possibly toxic ingredients endanger the health of unsuspecting consumers,” said Assistant Commissioner for Criminal Investigations Catherine A.