Fake Doctors, Fake Documents: How a Russian Doping Lie Fell Apart
But Lisenko appeared nervous. In early September, he emailed Karamian, a board member overseeing the deception and asking for details of the clinic.
“Hello!” Lysenko wrote, according to the translated version of the investigators. Can Karameyan send some pictures of the clinic, he asked, just knowing what it looked like?
Three weeks later, Lismenko, along with Karamian, went to the address on the clinic’s website, only to find that there was no facility at the address. The building that once stood there, investigators later confirmed, was demolished months earlier in 2017, with Lysenko claiming he had been treated.
The report stated, “The conclusion of the investigation was that the SD clinic was not present.” (The clinic’s website was also bogus; investigators later confirmed it was inhabited with photographs of at least two unrelated buildings.) Investigators have also concluded that the medical explanation for Lysenko’s initial whereabouts was failure – aparthritis An attack of – “was supported by a liar and fabricated. Document.” Timeline for the failure of his second hideout, car accident, was also not added.
With his story broken, and now facing an additional charge of tampering with the evidence, Lysenko told his American lawyer, Paul Green, about his attempt to defraud investigators. According to the documents, Green advised Lysenko to tell the AIU the truth about the conspiracy or to withdraw from his case.
Lissenko refused, the report said, and Green ended their relationship. Green, citing attorney client privilege, declined to comment on his work with Lisenko.
In April 2019, during an interview with AIU, Lysenko – now represented by a Russian lawyer who once represented the Russian Track Federation – tried to stick to his story. Eventually, however, as investigators raised a hole in the account, Lishenko broke down.