The latest on the Armstrong Investigation:
The Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reported Thursday that U.S. investigators are working with their Italian counterparts to review millions of dollars’ worth of financial transactions involving physician Michele Ferrari and several high-profile cyclists.
La Gazzetta’s Luca Gialanella reported that U.S. Food and Drug Administration criminal division investigator Jeff Novitzky has spent time working with prosecutors in Italy examining records of transactions, some of which date back to years when Ferrari served as a consultant to the former U.S. Postal Service cycling team and its star rider Lance Armstrong.
. . . Gialanella’s report suggests that the U.S. investigation has shifted its emphasis from one largely focused on doping allegations to a much broader case involving fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.
Sources close to the U.S. investigation recently told VeloNews that investigators have begun to focus on a years’ worth of secretive financial transactions involving “tens of millions and maybe more.”
Those were the days, eh?
Dr. Ferrari has been a longtime friend and trusted adviser to me and the USPS team…
I’m pretty sure if push came to shove, that we’d soon find out that Michele Ferrari is no Greg Anderson.
Tick, tick, tick…by