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Judge issues arrest warrant against Floyd Landis [Updated]

February 15, 2010 |  9:21 am

Floyd An arrest warrant has been issued by a judge against U.S. cyclist Floyd Landis after French anti-doping authorities accused him of hacking into one of their laboratory computers.

Pierre Bordry, the president of France's anti-doping agency, told Reuters that a French judge issued an arrest warrant against Landis on Jan. 28 after "our laboratory computer system was hacked."

Landis, 34, was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France victory after testing positive for high levels of testosterone. The samples were analyzed by the Chatenay-Malabry laboratory.

Landis' appeal over the decision was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

[Updated at 9:57 a.m.: Bordry says Judge Thomas Cassuto wants to question Landis about his connection to a computer hacking incident that occurred at the Chatenay-Malabry lab in September 2006. Bordry claims Landis presented documents during his appeal process that were taken from the lab's computers.]

We'll have more on this development later at latimes.com/sports.

[FOR THE RECORD, 12:11 p.m.: An earlier version of this post described the warrant issued against Landis as an international warrant. A French court spokesperson said the warrant applies only to French territory.]

-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: Floyd Landis. Credit: Dianne Manson / Associated Press

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