Canadian doctor Galea due in court on drug charges
A high-profile Canadian sports doctor charged last year with smuggling unapproved drugs into the United States to treat professional athletes is due in federal court in Buffalo next week for a hearing on a possible plea agreement.
Dr. Anthony Galea is scheduled before U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara on Wednesday. The court docket lists the proceeding as an arraignment and plea agreement hearing.
Calls to Galea's lawyers and prosecutors weren't immediately returned Friday.
The Toronto doctor was indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury in October, but has not yet entered a plea. The five-count indictment alleges he smuggled in human growth hormone and other substances and conspired and lied to border agents to avoid getting caught. He faces similar charges in Canada.
Galea's clients include pro baseball and football players.