Former Bodybuilding.com Exec Charged With Violating FDCA

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One month after slapping the founder and CEO of Bodybuilding.com with a half-million-dollar fine and probation, federal prosecutors have charged Bodybuilding.com's former vice president Jeremy DeLuca with violating the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

DeLuca and the Bodybuilding.com entered plea agreements where they will pay fines - $7 million from Bodybuilding.com and $600,000 form DeLuca. The plea hearings are set for a federal court date on Thursday, May 24.

The case was investigated by the Food and Drug Administration.

On April 10, Bodybuilding.com CEO Ryan DeLuca, pleaded guilty to five counts of violating the FDCA, after prosecutors said he had sold misbranded drugs as dietary supplements.

Prosecutors said that in the first seven and one-half months of 2009, Bodybuilding.com had gross revenues of almost $1.8 million from the sale of products similar to those DeLuca admitted were improperly sold as dietary supplements.

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