Reginald St. Fleur, 20, a tanning salon employee, was charged Wednesday by Boca Raton police with armed burglary. The charge stems from the March 24 break-in of a car rented by Porter Fischer, a former Biogenesis client and investor. Documents that Fischer had previously taken from the clinic were stolen and would later be used to bolster player suspensions levied by Major League Baseball.
The documents, which Fischer was scheduled to turn over the next day as part of a Florida Department of Health investigation, were purchased April 16 by Major League Baseball as evidence in its investigation. Gary Jones, whose van also was broken into, sold the documents to MLB security chief Dan Mullin for $25,000 — money delivered in a white envelope containing $50 and $100 bills. A month earlier, Jones had sold an initial batch of Biogenesis documents to MLB for $125,000.
Whereas Howard Spira
of course, is the Bronx gambler who received $40,000 from Yankee owner George Steinbrenner to dig up dirt on Dave Winfield, the Hall of Fame outfielder dubbed “Mr. May” by the Boss after he failed to carry the team to a championship the way Reggie (Mr. October) Jackson had done. When Major League Baseball commissioner Fay Vincent learned about Steinbrenner’s deal with Spira, he banned The Boss from playing any role in the team’s day-to-day operations for 30 months.
Guess it depends who’s doing the buying.