Cycling

Landis to settle in fraud case

2012-08-24 13:46
Floyd Landis (File)

San Diego - Cyclist Floyd Landis says he has reached an agreement with US federal prosecutors over allegations that he fraudulently solicited donations for a defence fund he set up to fight doping charges.

Court documents show Landis is scheduled to appear before a federal judge on Friday morning for a "deferred prosecution" hearing.

Landis told ESPN.com that at the hearing he will agree to repay all the donors within three years, and prosecutors will agree not to pursue charges. The Floyd Fairness Fund exceeded $1 million.

ESPN says the document Landis will sign says that he raised money under false pretenses by saying he was innocent of doping. He later admitted that he did use performance-enhancing drugs.

Landis was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title.

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