Steroid using cyclist Tammy Thomas filed for a retrial in her perjury case, a BALCO-related conviction of lying to a Grand Jury. Thomas, through her lawyer -- says that IRS investigator Jeff Novitzky planned on writing a book about doping. Man, that seems really relevant to perjury charges... (???)
Thomas was convicted last year of lying to a grand jury when she denied using steroids. On Friday, her lawyer, Ethan Balogh, told a judge the cyclist deserved a new trial.
He said prosecutors failed to turn over the complete report that cleared IRS agent Jeff Novitzky and several other agents of being responsible for $600 in money missing from the more than $60,000 seized in the September 2003 raid of the apartment of Greg Anderson, Barry Bonds' personal trainer.
Balogh complained he wasn't given the part of the report discussing allegations that Novitzky planned to write a book about doping in sports.
As you all remember Thomas was convicted on a 'close shave'. A dope tester noted that Thomas appeared to have shaving cream on her face when she was surprised at an out-of-competition testing visit.