Police solve riddle of who stole files that blew up A-Rod’s career
A DNA match has unraveled the mystery of the stolen steroid files that Major League Baseball used to torpedo the career of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
Baseball investigators purchased the stolen files from Gary Jones, a convicted bank robber, for $25,000 last March, in a secret meeting in South Florida that Jones had videotaped.
Jones, in an interview with The Miami Herald in October, admitted he worked at the Boca tanning salon where the files were stolen, but denied he had anything to do with the crime.
On Wednesday, Boca police arrested another tanning salon employee, Reginald St. Fleur, 20, on charges of armed burglary. St. Fleur said he didn’t know anything about the burglary, but couldn’t explain why his DNA matched blood found at the scene, police said.
The files were allegedly taken from a car that belonged to Porter Fischer, former marketing director of Biogenesis, the Coral Gables wellness clinic that allegedly supplied steroids to Rodriguez and a dozen other major league players.
Read more in the Miami Herald.