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Sending a Strong Message

Alan Abrahamson
Los Angeles Times
February 2004

"Until now, when there is a positive test, they go after the athlete," said Steven Ungerleider, whose book "Faust's Gold" chronicled the state sponsored doping of East German athletes a generation ago."Now there is a very strong message going out we're also going to look very carefully at coaches and doctors and trainers, the family around the athlete."Though no athletes were named Thursday, and at least some of those who testified before the grand jury were granted limited immunity, Ashcroft did not rule out legal action against anyone.