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Mar 3, 11:09 AM EST

Foreign recruiter gets prison, house arrest in steroids case

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MIAMI (AP) -- A South Florida man who admitted to recruiting foreign baseball players for the operators of a steroid-dispensing clinic has been sentenced to prison followed by house arrest.

U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga agreed with the attorney for Juan Carlos Nunez that his part in the conspiracy was minimal compared with others'. Nunez will serve three months behind bars and three months on house arrest.

Nunez admitted in court last year that he brought professional ballplayers from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela to Anthony Bosch and the now-closed Biogenesis of America in Coral Gables. Fourteen baseball players including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez were suspended in the drug scandal.

Nunez said he used his position at a New York-based sports representation agency, ACES Inc., to connect with foreign players.

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