Operation Aderlass doctor Mark Schmidt jailed for almost five years

Mark Schmidt
Mark Schmidt, the doctor behind the Aderlass doping ring (Image credit: Getty Images)

Mark Schmidt, the doctor at the heart of the so-called 'Aderlass' doping ring, was sentenced to four years and 10 months in prison on Friday.

In a Munich court, the 42-year-old was found guilty on 24 counts of using doping methods and a further two counts of prohibited use of drugs. 

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