Rumsas receives suspended sentence
Rumsas, seen here arriving for his court hearing last November
LYON, France -- Lithuanian rider Raimondas Rumsas and his wife Editahave been handed four-month suspended jail sentences for smuggling banned substances into France.
Rumsas' Polish doctor Krzysztof Ficek also received a 12-month suspended jail sentence from the French court for his role in a scandal that rocked cycling in 2002.
Edita Rumsas was arrested by French customs officers with drugs in her car on the day her husband finished third in the 2002 Tour de France.
She said the consignment of drugs were for her sick mother.
Rumsas was arrested at his home in Italy in June 2005 before being released ahead of his trial a month later.
Neither Rumsas nor his wife, who was released three months after her arrest, have returned to France since their hearing at the Bonneville court last November.
Rumsas was suspended by Italy's Lampre team for failing a drug test in May 2003.
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