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Dank charged over time at Darwin clinic


A tradesman places a film over a shattered window after the Ascot Vale house where former sport scientist Stephen Dank was shot and injured in Melbourne, Saturday, July, 23, 2016. (AAP Image/Mal Fairclough

Disgraced sports scientist Stephen Dank has been charged by Northern Territory Police with offences relating to his time working at an anti-ageing business in Darwin.

Mr Dank, 56, is facing fraud offences and charges of recklessly endangering serious harm and causing serious harm, NT police said in a statement.

The charges relate to his former employment the Darwin Ageless Health Clinic NT in 2017.

Dank was the architect of the Essendon Football Club's 2012 supplements regime, which led to 34 players being suspended from competition in 2016 after they were found to have been injected with a banned substance.

He has been summoned to appear at the Darwin Local Court on Wednesday, December 18.

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