A federal grand jury indicted Thomas Gioiosa, a former housemate of Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose, on charges of tax evasion and conspiracy to distribute cocaine from Florida to the Cincinnati area.

The five-count indictment returned in Cincinnati accused Gioiosa of income tax evasion for the years 1985 and 1986. It charged that he conspired with others to arrange cocaine deliveries from Florida to Cincinnati between January 1985 and January 1987. If convicted, Gioiosa could face maximum penalties of 38 years in federal prison and $2 million in fines.