So, Spanish Judge Julia Patricia Santamaria has ordered that the blood bags seized from convicted doctor Eufemiano Fuentes be destroyed following “Operacion Puerto”.
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Doing so will deprive anti-doping agencies from determining which athletes have cheated. I do not understand Santamaria’s reasons to destroy the blood bags; does not the Spanish legal system want to know which athletes are cheats?
To me, and I’m sure to others, Santamaria’s decision has all the hallmarks of a cover-up, a clear sign of corruption in the Spanish legal system. It was clear in the USADA case against Armstrong that Spain was a haven for drugs cheats, and now Santamaria’s decision to destroy the blood bags plus the rather lame sentence passed to Eufemiano Fuentes reinforces that status.
I can only conclude that Santamaria is a corrupt judge and that this corruption is endemic in the Spanish legal system. Drugs cheats rejoice.