wow Dario Frigo and wife given 6 month prison sentence

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  1. ilpirata

    ilpirata New Member

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    Is this the first time for a jail sentence for a doping offense?
     
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  2. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery were tried and convicted and sentenced to prison for doping offences.

    I'm surprised that Frigo ended up in prison - especially under Italian law (no insult intended).
    I would have assumed that he would have got a suspended sentance at worst.
     
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    According to CN it was a suspended sentence.
     
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    Oh and BTW - They were suspended sentances for Frigo and wife.
     
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    Rolf/Cheese ; thanks for the clarification.
     
  7. ilpirata

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    so what does that actually mean then? Pardon my ignorance. community service and no real jail time?
     
  8. Rolfrae

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    It basically means they are on probation for the term of the sentence. If they behave themselves during that time they stay out of prison. If they don't behave and are convicted of any other crime committed during the six months they will go to jail and serve the full sentence.

    Reading about the Frigos made me think. You always read that rider's wives have come to visit them during the last week of the Tour. Maybe now we know why.
     
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    Yup, it is essentially probation. In other words it is a first offense for a crime that is not considered to represent a danger to others. So, in the name of limiting jail crowding, the Frigos get to not go to jail.
     
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