KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian security services have accused leading sports officials of buying sham medicine for athletes and misappropriating public funds.
The SBU, Ukraine's domestic security agency, said a top Sports Ministry doctor and others spent $310,000 on allegedly deficient medical products or supplements.
The agency added that the medicine had not been checked for compliance with anti-doping rules -- and that some products were not medicine at all.
The SBU said the alleged scheme was a cover to embezzle public money.
The suspects have not been named. It is unclear whether any are currently in detention, and the SBU said some suspects are currently unidentified.