September 14, 2006
Investigators search Ullrich's home
Jan Ullrich is going to have a hell of a mess to clean up when he gets back from his honeymoon with new wife Sara.
A German investigative team searched his house in Switzerland, that of his manager in Hamburg, and 8 other houses.
The investigators went because “former athlete Barbara Bannenberg” (I'm thinking Helen Lovejoy from The Simpsons) complained that Ullrich, former teammate Oscar Sevilla, and coach Rudy Pevenage were guilty of “betrayal of their employees.”
Here in America, that will usually get you a corner office.
Ullrich won a libel case against Dr. Werner Franke, who said Ullrich had paid 35,000 euro a year to Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. The ruling forbids Franke from repeating the claim, which themselves repeated speculation by the Spanish Civil Guard as to the identity of athletes identified only by codenames or numbers in the documentation of Dr. Fuentes.
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