Bordry's people interviewed by novitzky folks and Usada

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According to l'Equipe online, French AFLD is being interviewed in Lyon at Interpol offices by 2 federal investigators and a member of USADA.
 
good find! Google Translation:

"On 16/11/2010 at 21:59 | Updated on 16/11/2010 at 22:00

Cycling - doping
The AFLD is working with the U.S.

Members of the French Agency for fight against doping (AFLD) is interviewed this week in Lyon, Interpol headquarters, as part of the investigation in the United States by two prosecutors and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) regarding Lance Armstrong. In September, Pierre Bordry, still president of the AFLD had declared that "if U.S. prosecutors or the U.S. Agency asked us something in the context of mutual legal assistance, of course we will." (With AFP)"

The Huffington Post link via Python has the most detail. Including this gem:

"French police officials whose job it is to investigate sports doping in France are also meeting later this week with the Americans, a senior police official said Tuesday. That official spoke on condition that he not be identified because he was not authorized to discuss the meeting publicly.

The meeting will also be in Lyon, the south-central city where Interpol is located, and was organized through the police agency, the official said. He said he expects the meeting would cover, among other subjects, disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis' allegations that Armstrong and members of his former U.S. Postal team systematically doped.

The police officials work for a French agency that, separately, has also been investigating syringes and transfusion equipment found in a trash container after the 2009 Tour de France that French officials say belonged to the Astana cycling team that included Armstrong and Tour winner Alberto Contador."

About time! Hard to argue with DNA... This week represents a significant ramping up of the investigation and seems focused on tangible evidence to support or in addition to the eyewitness accounts.

Novitzky the Bulldog, tying up the loose ends?
 
Feb 14, 2010
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Velonation had the snippets of things we've seen from other sources, but added that the AFLD will have a press conference this week to share the latest developments.

The AFLD obviously trusts Novitsky and the Feds enough to go all in and turn over every bit of Lance memorabilia they have. To have those two groups meet with Interpol, who has had an agreement in place with the AFLD to help identify and shut down international doping rings, is a really big deal. These are serious people. Add in the OCLAESP and their evidence, and it could be a huge week.

The question in my mind right now is just how big the Euro Trip might be. Was the US a factor in the raid on Popvych's home, or could he be one of the person's of interest in the Cobra Red or whatever it was? Will they get other national organizations to bring people in for questioning? Is it Spain next, to talk to people like Pepi Marti and former Armstrong teammates? What about Duffy, and the latest soigneur Ryszard(?)?

Edit:
Miller had been booked at the same hotel as Novitzky, but cancelled the reservation. He couldn't immediately be reached for comment. His office voicemail said he would be out of the country from Monday to Thursday.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/lance-armstrong-investigation-shifts-to-france/article1801111/
 
Oct 25, 2010
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theswordsman said:
The question in my mind right now is just how big the Euro Trip might be. Was the US a factor in the raid on Popvych's home, or could he be one of the person's of interest in the Cobra Red or whatever it was? Will they get other national organizations to bring people in for questioning? Is it Spain next, to talk to people like Pepi Marti and former Armstrong teammates? What about Duffy, and the latest soigneur Ryszard(?)?
I believe that the investigation has been international in scope for quite some time now, and yes, Popo's home was probably raided as a result of this. At some point we'll even need to give this puppy a name.
 
Sep 25, 2009
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BotanyBay said:
I believe that the investigation has been international in scope for quite some time now, and yes, Popo's home was probably raided as a result of this. At some point we'll even need to give this puppy a name.
jeeze so you had to post something that was literally reported by the dozens of outlets and is absolutely no news.

'popo's home was probably raided as the results of this'. brilliant:rolleyes:
 
Mar 11, 2009
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My name is Novitzky

Adamastor said:
According to l'Equipe online, French AFLD is being interviewed in Lyon at Interpol offices by 2 federal investigators and a member of USADA.
Yes, and when Mr Novitzky is done getting tips from the AFLD on how to catch Lance, he is going to head over to Captain Ahab's to discuss how to land Moby ****.
 
Oct 16, 2010
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Race Radio said:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/17/sports/17cycling.html?_r=1

NYT has picked it up.

Armstrong is paying Fabricator $30,000 per month and he is failing hard. Need to figure out something better then "Old News"
Can't wait for the UCI officials involved in covering up Armstrong's TdF doping history to become implicated in Novitzky's investigation... Who else thinks that Verbruggen is not sleeping too well these days?
 
Sep 25, 2009
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tubularglue said:
hoping Switzerland is on the agenda
bingo !

the home of the uci headquarters, the home of the only wada lab that may still have texas blood samples stored.
 
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OCLAESP investigation

Here's the french article translated: http://www.lemonde.fr/sport/article/2009/12/23/astana-aurait-commis-une-infraction-penale-pendant-le-tour-2009_1284426_3242.html

"The noose is tightening around Astana, the team that Alberto Contador won the Tour de France 2009 Lance Armstrong stole the third place for his return to competition. The Paris prosecutor's office told the World, Wednesday, December 23, the Kazakh training had committed a "crime" during the last Great Loop.

These are the first findings of the preliminary inquiry opened by the Deputy Prosecutor of Paris, Dominique Pérard. According to our information, infusion sets belonging to the training the winner of the Tour have been seized by police from the Central Office of the struggle against environmental damage and public health (Oclaesp).

However, a source close to the investigation, "the possession of infusion sets is itself a crime" under the Act of July 3, 2008 on the fight against trafficking in doping products. The infusion is indeed on the list of prohibited methods by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

The preliminary inquiry, which involved several teams originally laid, now focuses solely on Astana, investigators have not found sufficient evidence for other courses. Moreover infusion kits, they have made other discoveries in the garbage and hotel rooms of the former team of Lance Armstrong. Thus they found syringes and needles of different sizes. The analysis, performed by the Paris laboratory toxicological expertise Toxlab, have so far only revealed the presence of "polypeptides".

September GENETIC PROFILES DRESSES

A source close to the investigation, further analysis will be conducted to verify that this growth hormone. The investigators also seized Oclaesp of "antihypertensive" in hotels or stay Astana for the Tour. These drugs are not prohibited per se, but doping experts said they are often used to treat high blood pressure associated with the practice of blood transfusions or taking EPO.

According to the same source, "seven genetic profiles of different people" were prepared from seizures made with the Astana team. But identification is only possible if the International Cycling Union (UCI) is the blood profiles of riders available to the French justice. However, relations between the UCI and the French authorities have been strained since the French Agency for the fight against doping (AFLD) has denounced a report in the preferential treatment allegedly received Astana in doping control during the last Tour de France.

The UCI has violently rejected any special treatment and said it would happen to the AFLD on Tour 2010. In their report submitted to the Paris prosecutor's office and which the world has learned investigators Oclaesp - which followed closely the Astana team during the 2009 Tour - confirms that the formation of Lance Armstrong and d "Alberto Contador has benefited from significant delays before they submit to unannounced inspections be expected. "Sufficient time to allow it to dilute the blood, for example," said a source close to the investigation."
 
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tubularglue said:
hoping Switzerland is on the agenda
I'm hoping they will be looking at some financial records of money being moved around, hidden from the IRS, etc., in addition to any questioning of the UCI.

Hey, maybe Novi can get a look at the receipt for that Sysmex machine while he's over there.
 
Oct 16, 2010
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Beech Mtn said:
I'm hoping they will be looking at some financial records of money being moved around, hidden from the IRS, etc., in addition to any questioning of the UCI.

Hey, maybe Novi can get a look at the receipt for that Sysmex machine while he's over there.
the Sysmex may well turn out to be a Rolex hanging around Verbruggen's wrist.
 
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Beech Mtn said:
I'm hoping they will be looking at some financial records of money being moved around, hidden from the IRS, etc., in addition to any questioning of the UCI.

Hey, maybe Novi can get a look at the receipt for that Sysmex machine while he's over there.
Your attitude suggests it doesn't exist. It's right there in the files next to the faxed copy of the Spanish steak receipt.
 
May 14, 2010
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sartain said:
Maybe he can ask for a refund when this is all over cause it sure seems like he is getting a royal screwing.
Armstrong did question Mark Fabiani about what he was getting for his 30K per month. Fabiani's response? "Just relax."
 
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Name the puppy?

BotanyBay said:
I believe that the investigation has been international in scope for quite some time now, and yes, Popo's home was probably raided as a result of this. At some point we'll even need to give this puppy a name.
Tugboat, of course.
 
Proving the PED use is supplementary to the real crime. If samples were positive but were either not recorded or changed then that will lead to the real crime. In the eyes of the public I don't think they really care if Armstrong doped or not. We do but Joe Public doesn't. However no one likes a cheat and no one likes someone who is fraud and commits bribery for their own financial gain. It's a downward slide from here for Mr. Armstrong. My sources tell me that fraud is a lot worse than basic pay-offs and simple drug running. It's all a bit sad to be honest. *
 

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