Armstrong Probably Not Involved in Death Threats

Nov 11, 2013

Travis Tygart, CEO of the US Anti-Doping Agency, or USADA.
Credit James Startt

Making a death threat against someone in another state gets serious attention from federal law enforcement. Two passionate Lance Armstrong fans recently plead guilty to threatening one of the top people investigating whether the iconic athlete doped. One was Utah resident Robert Hutchins, who will be sentenced in February in Denver. He faces up to five years in jail and a maximum $250,000 fine. In a separate case, Florida resident and doctor Gerrit Kuechle Keats plead guilty to similar threatening charges earlier this fall. In response to both cases, the US Anti-Doping Agency says the following: “We appreciate the hard work of the FBI and the US Attorney’s office in enforcing the laws of this country and protecting the safety and security of our staff and their families.” Aspen Public Radio Reporter Elise Thatcher talks with Jeff Dorschner of the US District Attorney’s office in Denver.