October 24, 2014
MADRID (AP) - The verdicts in the Operation Puerto doping case will be delivered Tuesday, seven years after a police raid uncovered the cheating scandal.
The case centers around Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes and four other defendants, who are accused of supplying blood doping services to cyclists.
The two-month trial ended April 1, and Judge Julia Santamaria has since been deliberating on the prosecutors' claim that the defendants endangered public health by performing blood transfusions and other doping practices on sports professionals. Doping in itself was not a crime in Spain in 2006, when the police raids were made that led to the arrests.
Fuentes stood trial alongside his sister and fellow doctor Yolanda as well as three former officials from cycling teams Liberty Seguros and Kelme.