Exclusive: Former Gay Porn Star Tyler St. James Convicted Of Manufacturing And Selling Steroids, Running “Largest Illegal Steroids Lab In United States”

Posted December 23, 2017 by with 43 comments

joepFormer gay porn star Tyler St. James and several members of his family have been convicted of drug manufacturing, drug distribution, and money laundering, all in connection to a massive illegal steroid conspiracy in Tennessee that the family had been running since 2013. During the investigation, officials found that the gay porn star was operating “one of the largest clandestine steroids labs in the United States” with 22 co-conspirators, thousands of illegal sales transactions, and nearly $3 million in criminal proceeds.

0017St. James—whose legal name is Joel Logan Pasternak—was one of the very first Men.com exclusive gay porn stars introduced in 2011, performing in nearly a dozen scenes there and at other studios, including the now defunct Jet Set Men. St. James/Pasternak appears to have been the ringleader of the illegal drug conspiracy, as he was given the lengthiest and most costly sentence: Nine years in federal prison and a $2.8 million fine.

The Justice Department’s press release:

In May 2017, these individuals pleaded guilty to a federal indictment charging them with conspiring to manufacture and distribute anabolic steroids, a Schedule III controlled substance, and conspiring to launder money. Joel Logan Pasternak, 28, was sentenced to serve 108 months in federal prison and pay a $2.8 million monetary judgement. Edward Stanley Pasternak, 59, was sentenced to serve 36 months in federal prison. Lori Pasternak, 52, was sentenced to serve 12 months and one day in federal prison. Edward Pasternak and Lori Pasternak were also ordered to jointly pay a monetary judgement of $100,000. Upon their release from prison, all three of these individuals will be supervised by U.S. Probation for three years. Two other family members Joshua Pasternak, 32, and Jared Pasternak, 23, were both sentenced to serve four days of intermittent confinement, followed by five years of probation.  Additionally, Joshua and Jared were each ordered to pay a $10,000 monetary judgement.

The Pasternak criminal organization included 17 additional individuals who have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Their scheme involved importing raw steroid powders shipped in misbranded packaging from China and other countries, which were converted to liquid, pill, and tablet form and marketed via the internet using the Incredible Hulk image and the name Hulkbody. Customers purchased the steroid products by sending money to Western Union, MoneyGram, and Walmart-to-Walmart Money Transfer using false identities. Over a three-year period, the Pasternak drug organization operated five different clandestine steroids labs in the Johnson City area, derived more than $2.8 million in criminal proceeds, engaged in thousands of sales transactions, and involved a total of 22 co-conspirators. Law enforcement officers found what is described as one of the largest clandestine steroids lab in the United States as part of the investigation.

Pasternak is now serving his sentence at a medium security correctional institution in Kentucky, where he’s set for release in late 2024. He filed an appeal of his conviction earlier this week.

St. James/Pasternak may have been a user of his own illegal product, as evidenced by his appearance in most of his scenes, including this one with Derek Fox:

[Men.com: Tyler St. James]

  • Miloš Del Rey

    I have a question…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2dfdd52e50d75b1f358a87cd31b6a8537bda5a4778f8f1449307b9121d68fd68.gif
    Has he been supplying Ryan Rose and the gayhoopla models?

  • bet he supplied most of the sterbots in gay porn since 2011

    • n24rc

      A lot of porn stars apparently are drug sellers since they can run in a lot of different circles. I’m not surprised.

  • Jordy

    Looking very circa 2003 Falcon. Yummy. 😛

  • Miloš Del Rey

    Tragic.

  • Jc

    Ohhh loved tyler this is disappointing.

  • oocman

    Damn…not sure how you manufacture steroids

    • peter

      You could probably start with OTC cortisol salve or flonase, since all steroid hormones are just modified cholesterol molecules. Broadly speaking, cholesterol is to steroids what tyrosine is to amphetamines, including meth. You’d need the kind of equipment found in a typical college orgo lab.

      • oocman

        Wow! Ummm. thanks? Hahaha. Appreciate the answer. I do wonder why they are illegal.

      • hotdickcum

        Where can I find this typical college orgy lab?

  • Badbike

    He sucked all dem dicks to start this business all for it to all come crashing down. He should have started a lip chap business like Saaphyri.

  • Scrapple

    Damn. This is the part when I start humming “Family Affair” by Sly and the Family Stone. I’m shocked he was running this. Mainly because he didn’t seem too bright. I’m assuming this started as a way for Tyler to get his own meds and he realized he could turn it into a business. I’m also assuming this business was also funded early on with those porno coins. You’d think for as big as this operation was they’d be pulling in more money. Three million seems a little paltry. And you know Marvel/Disney is going to get in those collective asses over the Hulk imagery. Kids, drugs are bad, m’kay. Selling drugs is bad. Don’t follow in the footsteps of Joel or Cameron Diggs. Selling steroids and meth isn’t the answer. Weed is the answer. It’s legal now. Just be sure to pay your taxes.

    On a related note, I wonder if these Pasternaks are related to Harley Pasternak of 5 Factor fame. I’ve long suspected the unspoken 6th Factor was narcotics.

  • Drunky McDrunkerson

    Very sexy. I love that overtanned look!

  • Xzamilloh

    The largest clandestine steroids lab in the US??? Good for him!!! Aim high, is what I say!!! The ambition was misplaced and the product was TERRIBLE and bye bye freedom, but isn’t that what we all strive for, to be the best at what it is we do??

  • Maximus

    The Jersey Shore casting directors are shook that they missed out on Tyler St. James.

  • Paul J

    Steroids don’t seem to have shrunk his dick. Maybe he just sold them…

    • sxg

      Steroids don’t shrink your dick, they shrink your balls.

  • n24rc

    I’m not quite sure why steroids are illegal…they aren’t addictive. They probably are illegal because big pharma says they should be since they don’t like the competition for medicines.

    • Eric from Sweden

      But they can change ones behaviour to the worse.

      • n24rc

        The studies have been contracting each other. It’s mostly a combo of toxicity of personality/steroid use.

        Most ‘success’ stories remain closeted to the public because of legality…If steriods were really the problem, every time they were prescribed during medical recovery, the patient would turn into the hulk and beat a bunch of women. This guy got in trouble because he was making them in a lab.

        And in case you are wondering, no I’ve never used steriods. I’m a pussy, I hate needles. I’ve never had the inclination to do them, or any drug for that matter, which is why I’m not threatened by drugs. Also, I don’t like using pills because they lose potentcy after awhile, and if I ever get sick or need attention, I’d be happy to be knocked out by them.

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  • Joey

    Daaaaaaaaamn.

    Well, at least it wasn’t a violent and/or sexual crime. And 9 years will probably turn into less with good behavior.

    But daaaamn.

    I always wondered what happened to him, that hot body, and that huge dick. Now I know.

    • Richard Messina

      There is very little to be gained by good behavior in federal prison.

      (Under United States federal law, prisoners serving more than one year in prison get 54 days a year of good time on the anniversary of each year they serve plus the pro rata good time applied to a partial year served at the end of their sentence, at the rate of 54 days per year.)

  • Marik Ishtar

    A mendotcom studio production starring Tyler St. James as William Tite who develops a aphrodisiac for his husband with prostate cancer. The effect is spectacular and Willy and his man are able to maintain their sex life. Furthermore to supplement the medical costs, he decides to sell the drugs on the street. But this high school teacher is riding more than he can handle because he isn’t the only sex drug peddler in town. Now it’s an all out gangbang of WeHo’s pill pushers- Hard Broncos and their instant boner pills, Kinky Kousins with extra performance poppers, and the Jizz Dragons charting orgasm powders. Which orgy of hardmen will have this city on his knees? How will Willy work his way from being bent over in the cumulation?

    Find out in Breaking Beds: Gay Porn Parody.

    • Marik Ishtar

      But since this is Men they will change it to his wife has breast cancer. He’ll still develop the drug but it will have no affect so he’ll take it himself and discover an everlasting erection. Since his wife is no longer in the mood, he’ll try and take care of it himself but his brother-in-law (who is there to support his sister) will see him and offer to take care of it for him.
      “Bro, she won’t find out. You don’t want her to feel guilty about not being able to fulfill her womanly duties.”

      There will be a scene where he’ll get into trouble with a police officer and have to sex him to get out of it.

      The last scene will be a four man orgy between Tyler, his brother, and two men who no backstory besides “We happen to be here with erections and no underwear for some reason. We’re both straight by the way.” where only on of them bottoms.
      Final shot will be Tyler’s wife walking in on them and shouting “Right in front of my chemo!?”

  • wincrasher

    Just deserts. No telling the damage these idiot meatheads have caused people. Don’t buy drugs you can get from the bro’s at the gym kids!

    • HoratioCaine

      thank you for using the term just deserts and spelling it properly.

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  • Eric from Sweden

    I had totally forgotten about this stud!

  • Federal Prison is a lot easier than state so he is lucky. Hope it did not shrink his balls too much though.

    • Ninja0980

      Depends where he goes.
      Not all of the federal prisons are club fed and as noted, he will be in prison until 2024.
      Not what I would call lucky by any means.

    • Pinko of the Grange

      mediun security will probably land him in a contract prison not one run by the DOJ. Those ain’t nice.

  • Matthias M.

    Didn’t he do straight porn too? I swear he had a few photo shoots and scenes before disappearing. Before Johnny Rapid he was my only interest at MEN.

  • AJ’s Black Widow

    I honestly don’t remember him.

    • Donald Horn

      Johnny Rapid’s first filmed scene was with him. Dude’s dick was flaccid the whole time!

  • Zealot

    He’s the PERFECT shade for my new hardwood flooring! [HINT: Gunstock 231]!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f1ff8c5a76af32dc9e9c974a37aaf86fa0608cc58e399f0ccae69bb0ffcdf60e.jpg

  • HoratioCaine

    oh i do hope he watched the MEN series A Guide to Sex in Prison before he left for the hoosegow.

    • Marcus Collack

      If not I’m sure they will have a copy sent to him… as part of his exclusive deal upon his return.

  • Marco Sartori

    Medium sec for steroids?

    Fucked up.

  • Richard Messina

    1
    Name: JOEL PASTERNAK a/k/a Tyler St. James

    Register Number: 51831-074
    Age: 30
    Race: White
    Sex: Male

    Release Date: 08/30/2024
    Located At: FCI Manchester