- Aug 10, 2010
Anybody know what happened with the case where Vino was accused of buying the race? Did it just fade away?
"It is in the Slavic soul to lend thus money. I also made it to an acquaintance to buy an apartment. A former sports director also lent me money, "said Vinokourov who also explained that the emails, from this case, had been invented during the hacking of his mailbox because, internally at Astana at the time, some wanted to remove him from the team and accumulated elements in this direction.roundabout said:https://www.sudinfo.be/id117424/article/2019-05-07/vinokourov-nie-toute-corruption-pour-sa-victoire-en-2010-lors-de-liege-bastogne
lol - 'loaned in cash'
Likely to be suspended sentences, if anthing. The €100,000 fine for for V and the €50,000 for K, on top of seizing the original €150,000 bribe, will do more damage. Although, if a guilty verdict, then surely the UCI will have to rewrite the result, they've been saying they were waiting for the court case to complete before they did anything, haven't they?Haven't followed the case too closely, but stumbled on this today, both can face short prison time plus fines:
DeetsA Belgian court has cleared Alexander Vinokourov and Alexander Kolobnev of fraud, with the judge ruling there was a lack of concrete evidence to show that the Astana team manager bought off the former Russian rider to win the 2010 edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège.