NY prosecutor in steroid raid faces federal suit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York prosecutor who made
national headlines and dominated TV sports networks by charging a
Florida pharmacy with selling anabolic steroids to pro athletes and
entertainers is being sued in federal court for $75 million.

Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares and his deputy
face trial on accusations of false arrest and defamation in the
case.

Meanwhile, Soares' charges against operators of the Orlando
pharmacy shut down in a 2007 raid have been dismissed twice by
courts.

A federal judge has refused to dismiss the civil suit against
the prosecutors, concluding it was unclear that Signature Pharmacy
violated any New York criminal statute or was raided with valid
warrants. Soares is appealing that decision and no trial date has
been set.

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