Three FBI special agents and one FBI intelligence analyst were arrested on Wednesday on charges that they concealed their use of performance-enhancing drugs, including steroids and human growth hormones.
U.S. prosecutors charged the four individuals with lying on forms that are used to assess their fitness for duty by omitting that they had conditions requiring the drugs and that they had taken them.
FBI policy prohibits the use of anabolic steroids, and while they are not illegal, they are banned from many sports although many athletes and others have used them to build up muscle quickly to enhance their performance.
The use of performance-enhancing drugs has roiled the sports world where several top athletes have been accused of lying about taking steroids and human growth hormones, including former baseball pitching star Roger Clemens.
FBI Deputy Director Timothy Murphy said the investigation was continuing and the agency was cooperating.
“FBI employees must be held to the highest standards of ethical conduct,” he said in a statement. “When this information came to our attention, a thorough investigation was initiated which led to today’s charges.”
Two of the FBI agents arrested are married, Matthew and Katia Litton, the latter who was once a professional bodybuilder and competed in the sport in 2002. The couple was accused of spending $17,000 on the drugs since 2006, according to court documents filed on Wednesday. …
The affidavit said Barnett was diagnosed as having “pituitary dwarfism,” other pituitary disorders and testicular hypofunction and consequently received prescriptions for testosterone cypionate, an anabolic steroid; Tev-Tropin, a human growth hormone; and gonadotropins, which are protein hormones. He also sought to get reimbursed by his federal health care provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield.
The affidavit said the medications “are commonly used in the sports and bodybuilding industry to increase muscle mass and to enable people to recover more quickly after high-intensity workouts.”
Barnett’s bank account records show he made payments totaling more than $10,000 from September 2008 to April 2010 for lab work, professional fees and pharmacy purchases, according to the affidavit.
via AOL news
I couldn’t find a photo and probably wouldn’t want to post one even if I could find one of these agents, so instead is a body builder woman who looks to me like she could lift a train. Is that a Photoshop job? Woah.