Galea’s assistant gets probation

Mary Anne Catalano admits to helping sports doc to the stars get drugs over U.S. border

Mary Anne Catalano, an assistant to convicted Canadian sports doctor Anthony Galea, has admitted to smuggling drugs and equipment over the U.S. border. As part of a plea bargain, Catalano was sentenced to one year of probation. She also cooperated with the prosecution, helping bring down the man she once described as a mentor. Galea has been accused of providing human-growth hormone and other unapproved or mislabeled drugs to star professional athletes. His clients have included Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez and the NFL’s Jamal Lewis. Galea pleaded guilty to bringing unapproved drugs into the U.S. earlier in July.

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