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Former cyclist Thomas gets home confinement for lying about drug use

Updated: October 11, 2008, 12:27 PM ET
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SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge on Friday sentenced a former elite cyclist to six months of home confinement for lying to a grand jury about her steroid use.

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston rejected a federal prosecutor's request that Tammy Thomas be sentenced to 2½ years in prison, noting the ringleaders at the center of the BALCO doping investigation received four months in prison or less.

A jury in April convicted Thomas of three felony counts of perjury and a ...

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