Three men charged in a conspiracy to distribute steroids via the darknet

A WWE wrestler 's uncle and two other men, received fines and probation instead of jail time for their involvement in a steroid distribution scheme involving vendor accounts on Alphabay, Dream Market, Wall Street Market and others.

Named in the four-count indictment are: Ronald D. Roginsky, 52, of Brunswick; John M. Ambrose, 40, of Chicago, and Eric S. Angle, 52, of Wexford, Pennsylvania.

All three are charged with one count each of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, conspiracy to import controlled substances, electronic distribution of controlled substances, and conspiracy to launder money.

Earlier this year, Angle and Ambrose pleaded guilty under the pseudonym 'qu4ntum' to distributing anabolic steroids on many websites, including Alphabay, Dream Market, Wall Street Market, and Olympus Market, Berlusconi, and Empire Market. In January 2020, both admitted one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

Roginsky acknowledged one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and one count of conspiracy to launder money.

In September 2019, a four-count indictment filed by U.S. Attorneys in Ohio accused the defendants of running a large-scale steroid distribution operation. The transaction netted more than $100,000 according to the indictment.Roginsky laundered the money through various coins, multiple bank accounts and a line of credit according to his plea agreement.

If convicted, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including each defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

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