Disgraced Landis handed suspended jail term in hacking
Reuters US Online Report Sports News
Nov 10, 2011 09:13 EST
PARIS (Reuters) – Disgraced Tour de France winner Floyd Landis has been handed a one-year suspended jail sentence for ordering the hacking of a French anti-doping laboratory.
The American, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour title after failing a dope test, was found guilty by a French court of masterminding the hacking into the computer of the lab that found abnormal levels of testosterone in his system.
His former manager Arnie Baker was handed the same sentence. The duo, along with others involved, will have to pay a total of 75,000 euros ($101,891.099) in damages to the Chatenay-Malabry lab.
Landis was not present at his trial. ($1 = 0.736 Euros)
(Reporting by Thierry Leveque; Writing by Julien Pretot)
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