October 25, 2017
Contact: Erin Mulvey
Phone Number: (212) 337-2906
Stillwater Man Sentenced To 27 Months For International Money Laundering And Steroids Distribution
ALBANY, N.Y.) - Sean T. Dubanowich, 43, of Stillwater, New York, was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for distributing steroids throughout the country and laundering his drug proceeds overseas for the purpose of acquiring more steroids to sell.
The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement (DEA); and Shelly A. Binkowski, Inspector in Charge, United States Postal Inspection (USPIS), Boston Division.
United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also imposed a three-year term of supervised release, to begin following Dubanowich’s release from prison.
In pleading guilty on June 1, 2017, Dubanowich admitted that he imported anabolic steroids from Thailand and other countries, via the United States Postal (USPS), in 2015 and 2016. The steroids he received from overseas were commercially packaged and marketed, among other things, as Mesviron 25, Promax, DecaMax, Primoprim, Susatanon, and TestoRapid.
Dubanowich further admitted that he distributed the steroids he received to customers throughout the United States and Canada, via mailings sent through the USPS. He then used the proceeds from the drug sales to purchase more steroids from abroad. For instance, between January 1, 2015 and June 29, 2016, he sent international wire transfers totaling $105,107: $53,647 to Thailand for “electronics” and “Christmas gifts,” and $51,360 to India for “vitamins and nutritional supplies.” Dubanowich admitted that these transfers were, in fact, all payments for steroids.
This case was investigated by the DEA’s Albany District Office, USPIS, and Homeland Security Investigations, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.