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Doping Figure Wants Off Probation To Practice Law

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File photo of the exterior of BALCO. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the lesser-known figures convicted in the infamous San Francisco Bay Area sports doping scandal is asking a judge for an early end to her sentence of five-years of probation.

On Nov. 28, Tammy Thomas asked a federal judge to shave 11 months from her probation sentence so she can start the process of applying for a law license among other reasons. Thomas graduated from the University of Oklahoma law school in 2010, but can’t apply for a license until her probation ends.

A federal jury convicted Thomas of perjury and obstruction of justice after a 2008 trial. Thomas was charged with perjury after she told a grand jury that she never used steroids even though she tested positive twice while in competition.

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