IFBB pro bodybuilder goes to Las Vegas to compete while his customers are in court facing the music.
Nathan “The Prophecy” De Asha, an IFBB professional bodybuilder and recently convicted steroid dealer, is currently preparing to compete in the 2019 Mr. Olympia contest in Las Vegas on September 14, 2019. Meanwhile, one of his top customers has been sentenced to prison in England.
De Asha pleaded guilty to one count of possessing Class C anabolic steroids with intent to supply back in July 2019. He was supposed to be sentenced alongside his top customers – Richard and Georgina Green – at Exeter Crown Court on September 6, 2019.
Nathan De Asha travelled to the United States to compete in the Mr. Olympia contest after his sentencing date was re-scheduled.
De Asha’s defense attorney was conveniently unable to attend the sentencing hearing. The barrister’s absence forced the court to reschedule De Asha’s hearing for a later date.
The rescheduling effectively allowed De Asha to fly to the United States and compete in the 2019 Mr. Olympia bodybuilding contest.
Meanwhile, the bodybuilder’s top customer, Richard Green, was sentenced to 4-1/2 years in prison. Richard Green and his wife Georgina Green were the owners of the “Pain and Gain Gym” in Barnstaple.
The couple was found guilty of possessing large quantities of anabolic steroids with the intent of selling the drugs to their gym customers.
Georgina Green was sentenced to 12 months in prison but received a two-year suspended sentence.
If Richard Green was sentenced to 4-1/2 years imprisonment, one would expect De Asha to receive an even harsher sentence. After all De Asha was higher on the steroid distribution chain.
The sentencing considerations were complicated by the fact that Richard and Georgina Green were not merely involved in selling steroids to bodybuilders. They were also involved in selling psychoactive drugs like Ecstasy (MDMA) and cocaine. De Asha only distributed steroids.
De Asha will be able to enjoy the 2019 Olympia Weekend. But he will eventually need to fly back home and face the music.
De Asha most likely will not be sentenced to lengthy imprisonment like Richard Green. Nonetheless, prison time is a real possibility for De Asha.
After De Asha pleaded guilty in July 2019, Judge David Evans warned him that prison was on the table.
The United States surprisingly allowed the convicted English steroid dealer to enter the country so that he could compete in a bodybuilding contest. De Asha’s good fortune will soon run out.
The professional bodybuilder must eventually return home to England to face the music.
UPDATED September 10, 2019: Nathan De Asha announced his withdrawal from the 2019 Mr. Olympia contest due to a rescheduled court date at 09h00 on Monday, September 16, 2019. De Asha decidedly it was not logistically possible to return to England in time for his scheduled court appearance following the Olympia Weekend.
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