From Cycling News: some of the data used to issue a lifetime ban against Michael O'Bee was retrieved from a hard drive on a computer he shared with his girlfirend. Story makes it seems that she handed over the data voluntarily; no court order or subpoena was neeed.
"The correspondence, from a personal email account O’Bee acknowledged was his, was used as non-analytical evidence in USADA charges that centered around his May 20, 2009, positive out-of-competition test for synthetic EPO.
"In late 2008 O’Bee’s former girlfriend, Suzanne Johnson, turned over records of the incriminating emails to USADA from a jointly owned computer, providing evidence that he had purchased performance-enhancing drugs over the Internet and then corresponded about the use of those drugs.
"According to the AAA panel decision, O’Bee’s romantic relationship with Johnson ended in December 2005, but resumed, for a short time, from February to September 2008 before ending badly, with Johnson obtaining a protection order prohibiting O’Bee from returning to their residence following the 2008 Tour of Missouri.
"The emails, and other computer-based documents, were forensically retrieved from computer disks Johnson provided to USADA in late October or early November 2008. O’Bee denied having composed or sent the incriminating emails, suggesting that Johnson had fabricated or altered them. "
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I thought the accusation that the former girlfriend had fabricated the data was interesting. She's also probably the one who sent out to Spain for steaks.