Landis to learn fate

Wed, 09 Nov 01:15:00 2011

The verdict in the computer hacking case against disgraced former cyclist Floyd Landis is expected to be delivered in a Paris courtroom on Thursday.

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Landis is facing an 18-month suspended prison sentence if found guilty of hacking into the French Anti-Doping Laboratory's records.

A Tribunel Correctionel - a criminal court - in Nanterre to the west of Paris recommended the sentence for Landis and his former trainer Arnie Baker last month.

It is alleged that both men were aware of the "fraudulous origin" of documents pirated from the French Anti-Doping Laboratory in 2006.

The case is being brought against Landis and Baker by media company Vivendi, who claim the pair fraudulently broke into a computer system in a bid to contest a positive dope test taken during the 2006 Tour de France.

Landis won the Tour that year but was later stripped of his title.

Since then the American has attempted to clear his name before finally admitting to doping last year.


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