PJ Braun and Aaron Singerman Get Indicted on Federal Charges
It appears that several prominent figures in the bodybuilding and fitness industry have been named a federal case, including Blackstone Labs’ Phillip “PJ” Braun and Redcon One’s Aaron Singerman.
The federal charges stem from supplement products that were deemed unsafe and knowingly mislabeled. The indictment goes on to say that illegal anabolic steroids were allegedly among the products being sold and distributed.
The quotes below are directly from the United States Department of Justice.
“Phillip Braun, 38, of Boca Raton, Florida, Aaron Singerman, 39, of Delray Beach, Florida, Robert DiMaggio, 49, of Henderson, Nevada, Anthony Ventrella, 41, of Boynton Beach, Florida, David Winsauer, 32, of Boca Raton, Florida, and James Boccuzzi, 34, of Parkland, Florida, were charged in a 14-count indictment that was returned by a federal grand jury in Miami, Florida on March 7, 2019, and was unsealed today. The indictment also charged Blackstone Labs and Ventech Labs, two Florida limited liability companies in Palm Beach County, Florida.
“The indictment alleges that the defendants sold hundreds of thousands of illegal products, including anabolic steroids, nationwide and internationally, fraudulently representing that those products and pills were high-quality, legal dietary supplements. According to the indictment, the defendants created an illicit manufacturing company and routed sales of illegal products through trusted distributors, knowing that the products were unsafe or could not legally be sold to consumers.”
The charges Aaron Singerman, PJ Braun, and the other defendants in this case include a conspiracy to defraud customers with misinformation as well as money laundering charges and conspiracy to distribute illegally anabolic steroids. PJ Braun and Aaron Singerman are of course considered innocent before being proven guilty and these actions are all alleged until stated otherwise.
Generation Iron will provide more details as they become available in this developing story.
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