Midlothian Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Anabolic Steroids
RICHMOND, VA—Carl E. Macchiarulo, 44, of Midlothian, Virginia, was sentenced today to 48 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute anabolic steroids. Macchiarulo was also fined $10,000.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Division; and David McGinnis, Acting Inspector in Charge of the Washington Division of the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr.
Macchiarulo pleaded guilty on April 8, 2015. According to court documents, Macchiarulo operated an illegal steroid distribution business known as CK Labs out of his home in Midlothian, Virginia, between December 2012 and September 2014. In operating the business, Macchiarulo imported raw steroid powders and pills from China and other foreign countries, manufactured finished steroid products at his home, and distributed steroids to his customers through the mail. Macchiarulo advertised his business on various Internet sites known to serve as a marketplace for the distribution of anabolic steroids. During the course of the conspiracy, Macchiarulo imported at least 16 kg of raw steroid powders and thousands of steroid pills, and distributed steroid products to customers located in over 30 states, including to at least one amateur athlete. As part of the plea agreement, Macchiarulo agreed to forfeit $163,455 in U.S. currency that was seized by law enforcement as proceeds of the conspiracy.
This case was investigated by the FBI’s Richmond Division and the USPIS. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dominick S. Gerace and Erik S. Siebert prosecuted the case.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:15CR00050.