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Re: Vinokourov LBL 2010
« Reply #90 on: March 16, 2018, 11:37 »
reading back on this thread is pretty interesting.

Also - its taken a LONG time to get to this point, and still more postponements.  They had this info over 6 years ago, for a race that took place nearly 8 years ago ... and still havent had a hearing yet.

The legal system here is infamously slow and it's usually for administrative reasons rather than an emphasis on respecting due process at the disclosure stage. Where some countries bemoan a lack of keyworkers such as nurses or teachers, we are told there are often not enough judges to fill the bench. Added to that, you have to take into account the lengthy summer period where the only thing that courts do is to try to lessen the backlog of cases.

A friend of mine had an employment dispute go to court and these cases are normally prioritised because of the "human interest" in terms of security of livelihood. It took almost three years from the filing of the original complaint to get an hearing that lasted an hour and then another month to obtain a written judgement.

Perhaps in the present case Vinokourov has insisted on being there and he will be busy with his budget crisis. Who knows what Kolobok is up to these days.
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    Re: Vinokourov LBL 2010
    « Reply #91 on: September 11, 2019, 17:48 »
    Vinokourov could face jail for allegedly fixing cycling race

    BRUSSELS — Former Olympic cycling champion Alexandre Vinokourov and fellow rider Alexandr Kolobnev could face up to six months in jail after being accused of fixing the result of the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic race.

    Both riders have denied accusations that Vinokourov paid Kolobnev 150,000 euros to let him win the race. A court in the city of Liege said Tuesday that a ruling will be announced on Oct. 8.

    Judicial officials said prosecutors have also requested that Vinokourov pays a fine of 100,000 euros ($110,000). Kolobnev faces a fine of 50,000 euros.

    Prosecutors also ordered the confiscation of 150,000 euros from Kolobnev’s bank account.

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