AFA cadet found guilty of smuggling steroids into the United States |

AFA cadet found guilty of smuggling steroids into the United States

AIR FORCE ACADEMY ” An Air Force Academy cadet has been found guilty of smuggling steroids into the United States and distributing them to another cadet, but acquitted of more serious charges that could have meant 66 years confinement.

Cadet First Class Eric M. Swartz also was found innocent Saturday of introducing those steroids onto the Academy with the intent to distribute and innocent of ingesting hallucinogenic mushrooms and huffing toxic vapors for the purposes of getting high.

Instead of confinement and dismissal from the Air Force, Swartz was reprimanded and ordered to forfeit all pay and allowances.

The case now will be reviewed by Academy superintendent, Lt. Gen. John Rosa. He may choose to agree with the findings and sentence, reduce the sentence, set aside individual findings or set aside all charges and the sentence.

Swartz, a senior now pursuing a medical degree at a school in the Caribbean, is one of two cadets convicted in a steroid investigation that resulted in charges against five cadets. Two others, both athletes, were acquitted. A fifth awaits court-martial.

Swartz’s lawyer, Richard Stevens, said he would first seek clemency and then appeal the conviction.

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