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A-Rod's Cousin Set To Plead Guilty In Steroids Case

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The last defendant in the baseball steroids scandal is scheduled to plead guilty next week in the baseball steroids scandal.

Yuri Sucart, the cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, will go before U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga next Friday.

New court documents show that Sucart will change his plea at a hearing next Friday. Sucart is currently charged in a seven-count indictment with testosterone distribution and conspiracy to distribute the performance-enhancing substance.

Sucart was among those charged in connection with the now-closed Biogenesis of American clinic in Coral Gables operated by Anthony Bosch, who posed as a doctor. The scandal resulted in the suspensions of 14 baseball players, including Rodriguez for all of last season.

Bosch and the others have pleaded guilty, with Bosch getting the longest sentence at four years in prison.

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