BOCA RATON, Fla. - Reginald St. Fleur, the man accused of taking documents from the man who blew the whistle on the performance-enhancing drug scandal to Major League Baseball, made his first appearance in court Thursday.
Boca Raton Police say that on March 24 a car owned by Porter Fischer was broken into in the rear of the Boca Tanning Center.
Fischer, who contacted MLB about the link with the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic and baseball players, reported that a gun, cash, gym clothes, electronics, and documents were taken from the car.
Police say that DNA evidence linked St. Fleur to the break-in. St. Fleur told police that he worked for the tanning salon for four years.
Fischer told police that he also knew St. Fleur when he worked for a tanning salon in Coral Gables.
The New York Daily News reports that the documents stolen from Fischer's car were from Biogenesis were Fischer had worked.
Our news partners at The Palm Beach Post spoke to Fischer, who said that he believes his car was targeted because of the incriminating documents. "People break into cars to take stereos … people don't break in to steal four boxes of files," Fischer told The Post.
The Daily News report says that the documents contained evidence of performance-enhancing drug use at Biogenesis, the facility operated by Anthony Bosch a key witness against Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees.
The report in the Daily News states that St. Fleur is an associate of Gary Jones who sold Biogenesis documents to Major League Baseball.