Yuri Sucart, the cousin and longtime personal assistant to Alex Rodriguez was sentenced Thursday to seven months in prison after pleading guilty to federal drug charges stemming from MLB’s South Florida steroids scandal.
Sucart will also serve six months of house arrest after his release from prison and pay a $5,000 fine — while also facing possible deportation to his native Dominican Republic.
Sucart, 53, is the last of eight people to plead guilty for their roles in providing steroids to Rodriguez and other athletes through the Biogenesis of America clinic owned by Anthony Bosch. Bosch, who falsely posed as licensed physician “Dr. T,” got the longest prison term at four years.
“Mr. Sucart is one of the most important individuals in this case,” Motiani said. “It wasn’t only Alex Rodriguez. He [Sucart] provided it to other professional athletes, there’s no dispute about that.”
Sucart was permanently banned by Major League Baseball from any of its facilities — he can’t even attend a Miami Marlins game — after Rodriguez in 2009 admitted using steroids supplied by his cousin earlier in his career with the Texas Rangers.
The investigation led to 14 suspensions around MLB, and Rodriguez cutting his cousin off completely.