United States: U.S. investigates Russian agent over bribery, corruption

Author(s): UNK | Date: November 3, 2016 | Language: English
Source: http://www.espn.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/EXOU9H | Type: Text

United States law enforcement authorities are investigating a Russian sports agent based in New York on suspicion of bribery and corruption, sources tell The New York Times.
The agent, Andrey Baranov, who lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, has been under surveillance by federal authorities. Sources tell the newspaper that investigators are trying to determine whether Baranov conspired with organizers of American marathons, including the New York City Marathon, to allow runners to used banned substances while competing.
The operation is part of a broader investigation by the U.S. Justice Department into doping. The probe includes the FBI and investigators from the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York.

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