A Spanish court on Tuesday sentenced a medical doctor who performed blood transfusions on top cyclists to a year in prison for endangering public health in a case keenly watched because of claims the practice extended to other sports.
Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes arrives at the Madrid courthouse for the start of his trial on January 28, 2013. Fuentes has been found guilty at a court in Madrid of endangering public health by administering blood transfusions to top cyclists and sentenced to a year in prison.
Judge Julia Patricia Santamaria said that Eufemiano Fuentes, 57, offered the blood doping treatments for money, posing a "significant risk to the health" of those receiving the blood.
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