French doctor accused of inciting doping and illegally practicing medicine faces two-year jail sentence

Prosecutors have also requested Bernard Sainz receives a €30,000 and a permanent ban from sport and health fields

Bernard Sainz
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Bernard Sainz, nicknamed 'Dr Mabuse', faces two years in prison and a fine of €30,000 for the illegal practice of medicine and for inciting doping, after prosecutors requested these terms on the final day of his trial in the Paris criminal court. 

Sainz is no longer eligible for a suspended sentence because he has already had two prior convictions related to violating anti-doping laws in both professional and amateur cycling. 

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