Friday, October 15, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Canadian sports doctor already charged with smuggling unapproved drugs into the United States to treat high-profile athletes has been formally indicted by a federal grand jury in Buffalo, N.Y.

\nA five-count indictment returned Thursday charges Dr. Anthony Galea (GALE'-eeh-uh) of Toronto with smuggling human growth hormone and other substances across the U.S. border, as well as conspiracy, fraud and lying to border agents.

\nA phone message for Galea's Toronto attorney, Brian Greenspan, was not immediately answered. A person at the office of his Buffalo attorney, Mark Mahoney, says Mahoney is out of town and unavailable for comment.

\nGalea is accused of making frequent trips across the Peace Bridge in Buffalo to see athletes in several cities.

\nThe indictment doesn't identify athletes by name. Galea has treated Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez, Jose Reyes and other prominent athletes.

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