Report Claims Lance Armstrong Paid Banned Doctor via Front Company

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09/22/2011| 0 comments
by AP
Lance Armstrong. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Lance Armstrong. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Report Claims Lance Armstrong Paid Banned Doctor via Front Company

Lance Armstrong made payments to an Italian physician banned for doping through a front company in Switzerland, an Italian newspaper reported yesterday.

for doping purposes. The report said he used a mobile "camper" as a medical office, moving from one mountain to another -- driving from the Italian Apennines to St. Moritz in Switzerland to the Euganei hills near Padua.

Ferrari lives in Ferrara, in central Italy.

Speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still not complete, an Italian law enforcement official told AP that the Corriere report is "all true, and you can relay it across the ocean."

Calls to Padua prosecutor Benedetto Roberti, who is leading the inquiry into Ferrari, went unanswered.

A woman who answered the phone at Ferrari's house said the physician was not at home, and Ferrari's lawyer would not comment.

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