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Volume 10 No. 22
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Laptop Of Former UCI President Pat McQuaid Seized After Election Loss

Private investigators "seized a laptop" belonging to former Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) President Pat McQuaid "within minutes of him losing his job as the head of cycling's world governing body to Britain's Brian Cookson," according to the PA. Staff from the corporate investigations company Kroll "were waiting outside the UCI's Swiss headquarters for the outcome of the presidential election" on Sept. 27. Within minutes of Cookson winning the election, he "had signed a form that was emailed to UCI staff in Aigle authorising Kroll to go into the building and seize any IT equipment and documents to ensure that nothing was destroyed." Cookson "has set in motion an independent investigation into the UCI's handling of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal and wanted to ensure that there was no possibility of documents or computer data being destroyed as part of a cover-up" (PA, 10/24).