According to a case file compiled by the investigating judge, Thomas Cassuto, and reviewed by the International Herald Tribune, investigators stumbled on to the case almost by accident, in the wake of a doping scandal at the Tour de France in 2006.Maybe Arnie really did have nothing to do with this. Did Will ever have access to Arnie's IP address? Anyone else?
...in November 2006, the French anti-doping agency filed a criminal complaint charging that confidential documents related to Mr. Landisís drug tests had been stolen and sent to the news media and other labs. The documents had been altered in what lab officials said appeared to have been an effort to discredit or embarrass them by casting doubt on the handling of test samples. Investigators concluded that one such e-mail message was sent from a computer using the same Internet protocol address used by Arnie Baker, then Mr. Landisís coach.
...They did, however, make use of the pilfered documents in their unsuccessful campaign to overturn Mr. Landisís cycling ban
...Mr. Quiros initially denied any knowledge of the lab hacking, but when presented with incriminating evidence found on his computer, he confessed, telling investigators he had been paid Ä2,000 to Ä3,000, or $2,800 to $4,000, for hacking into the lab
...In the doping lab case, Mr. Dominguez, who has been described in the French media as a photographer with links to French intelligence, told investigators that he had acted only as a middleman, passing on the data he received from Kargus to another man, who has not been located.
Judge Cassuto summoned Mr. Landis and Mr. Baker to Paris in May for questioning, but neither appeared for the hearing.
The judge has the power to issue international arrest warrants for both men, although he has not indicated yet whether he intends to do so.
Mr. Landis did not respond to requests for comment
What else might someone might have used Arnie's IP address for?