This unofficial family business involved the recruitment of several college students at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. The Hulk Body UGL was operated very much like a traditional business with employees fulfilling distinct specialized roles. Some of the co-conspirators were in charge of receiving products; others were paid hourly wages to convert the raw steroid powder into finished oral and injectable products; others were in charge of receiving payments from customers sent via Western Union in exchange for a commission; and yet others were in charge on internet- and forum-based marketing efforts.
At this stage, it seems probable that the Pasternaks will do prison time. Joel received a one hundred and eight month sentence. It was handed down by Ronnie Greer, who is a District Court Judge. The sentence was delivered on the 18th of September, 2017. Sentences for the other family members are now pending. Lawyers for the prosecution have requested that the District Court Judge hand down a sentence of fifty-seven to seventy-one months in prison for Edward Pasternak and a lighter sentence of twenty-seven to thirty-three months in prison for Lori Pasternak.