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BALCO chemist becomes witness for the prosecution against former client

Originally Published: March 25, 2008
By Mark Fainaru-Wada | ESPN

SAN FRANCISCO -- It has been four-and-a-half years since the BALCO steroids scandal went public, five-and-a-half years since the government launched a secret investigation into a bold nutritionist named Victor Conte and nearly a decade since an Illinois chemist began creating a series of performance-enhancing drugs that would change the face of sports.

Yet the faces and the narrative of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative saga continue to reveal themselves even to this day, up on ...

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