USPS Pro Cycling Team and Defrauding the Government

The government is seeking to build a case against cyclist Lance Armstrong and/or his teammates for defrauding the U.S. government should they be found guilty of violating anti-doping rules.

Sponsors of the United States Postal Service cycling team included a “morals turpitude and drug clause” in contracts that called for severe penalties for cyclists who violated certain rules. Since the U.S. Postal Service is a government agency, anyone who defrauded the government by using anabolic steroids, erythropoeitin (EPO), or other banned substances or methods such as blood doping, could face serious criminal penalties. [Read more…]


Cyclist Commits Suicide Amidst Steroid / Doping Investigation

Alberto Leon, a former mountain bike racer, was found dead in his home outside of Madrid in what appeared to be a suicide.  Leon was one of several people implicated in Operación Galgo (Greyhound). Operación Galgo is the codename for a Spanish doping investigation that uncovered large quantities of anabolic steroids, stored blood bags and medical equipment used for transfusions during raids across the Iberian peninsula last year by La Guardia Civil. [Read more…]