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Operation Puerto nets formal charges

Updated: March 18, 2011, 12:01 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- A prosecutor has brought the first formal charges against Eufemiano Fuentes and four other people in Spain's long-running Operation Puerto doping scandal.

Judicial official Jose Manuel Garcia told The Associated Press on Friday it was up to a judge to decide whether to order a trial.

However, Garcia said he expected the doctor and the other suspects, including former cycling team owner Manolo Saiz, to stand trial in the case. The case began with police raids in May 2006 ...

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