DENVER (AP) — Two people have been charged with directing threats toward U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart in the aftermath of USADA's decision to strip cyclist Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles.
One indictment, unsealed Thursday, alleges Gerrit Keats of Clearwater, Florida, threatened Tygart via interstate communication in October. The other indictment remains under seal in Salt Lake City. Both suspects are scheduled to make initial appearances in federal court in Denver on July 29.
Making threats via interstate commerce carries up to a five-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine. USADA chairman Edwin Moses released a statement thanking the FBI and U.S. Attorney's office for pursuing the case.
Shortly after Armstrong said last August he wasn't going to fight the USADA sanctions for doping, Tygart revealed he had received death threats.