Sinkewitz settles a suit

Patrik Sinkewitz has one less legal problem after the Bonn, Germany, public prosecutor announced that it has closed its investigation of the cyclist in exchange for the payment of a five-figure sum of money to be paid to various charities. A court in Bonn has approved the deal.

Sinkewitz was being investigated for defrauding his sponsors and commercial partners. The case was settled because he was cooperative and he confessed, chief public prosecutor Fred Apostel told the dpa press agency. His testimony was important in bringing to light much valuable knowledge about doping in professional cycling, Apostel said.

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