An IRS team led by BALCO super-investigator Jeff Novitzky, appears to be operating in the Houston area. The New York Times reveals one IRS probe target is Houston fitness personality Shaun Kelley. Kelley, a notorious Houston area operator with a checkered past, might be a connection to MLB pitcher Roger Clemens and PEDs. Clemens, of course, owns 3 months of 2007-8 headlines fighting off steroid and HGH charges (thanks to Sal for the heads-up).
Internal Revenue Service agents have contacted a former employee of a fitness center here as part of an effort to determine whether Roger Clemens obtained steroids or human growth hormone in the Houston area, where he lives, the former employee said...
The former employee, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said in an interview Wednesday that the federal agents asked about the operation of Shaun Kelley Weight Control, as well as whether Clemens knew the center’s owner, Shaun K. Kelley.
Two lawyers familiar with the government investigation of Clemens’s statements to Congress said I.R.S. agents, including Special Agent Jeff Novitzky, are scrutinizing Kelley but have not yet interviewed him, nor ruled out other possibilities for the Clemens case. The lawyers were granted anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Kelley is a Houston fitness entrepreneur whom may have Houston steroid and HGH connections. However Kelley waffles on his relationship with Clemens.
Kelley described Clemens as “an acquaintance,” and at first said he had met him only once, but later said he met him “a couple” of times.
Kelley denied in several interviews that he was involved with performance-enhancing drugs. But he has advertised human growth hormone on his Web site, and in 2005, his e-mail address appeared in an online inquiry about purchasing the hormone from a Chinese company.
He has also referred several clients to a Houston psychiatrist, Dr. Lisa C. Routh, including at least one person who was then prescribed steroids. In an interview, Routh said she had never met Clemens and never prescribed him any drugs.
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