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French prosecutors: Former IAAF president Diack investigated in Russian doping bribery probe

  • FILE - In this Aug.21, 2015 file photo, then IAAF president Lamine Diack adjusts his headphones during a joint IOC and IAAF press conference on the side of the World Athletic Championships in Beijing. The French office that handles financial prosecutions says Wednesday Nov.4, 2015 Diack has been placed under investigation on corruption and money-laundering charges, suspected of taking money from Russia to hide doping positives. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

    FILE - In this Aug.21, 2015 file photo, then IAAF president Lamine Diack adjusts his headphones during a joint IOC and IAAF press conference on the side of the World Athletic Championships in Beijing. The French office that handles financial prosecutions says Wednesday Nov.4, 2015 Diack has been placed under investigation on corruption and money-laundering charges, suspected of taking money from Russia to hide doping positives. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Aug.19, 2015 file photo, International Association of Athletics Federations outgoing president Lamine Diack, left, speaks next to newly elected president Sebastian Coe during a press briefing at the IAAF Congress at the National Convention Center in Beijing. The French office that handles financial prosecutions says Wednesday Nov.4, 2015  Diack has been placed under investigation on corruption and money-laundering charges, suspected of taking money from Russia to hide doping positives.(AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    FILE - In this Aug.19, 2015 file photo, International Association of Athletics Federations outgoing president Lamine Diack, left, speaks next to newly elected president Sebastian Coe during a press briefing at the IAAF Congress at the National Convention Center in Beijing. The French office that handles financial prosecutions says Wednesday Nov.4, 2015 Diack has been placed under investigation on corruption and money-laundering charges, suspected of taking money from Russia to hide doping positives.(AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This Nov.7, 1999 file photo shows the The IAAF (International Amateur Athletic Federation) headquaters in Monaco, Sunday, Nov. 7,1999.  French authorities say Wednesday Nov.4, 2015 that former IAAF President Lamine Diack has been placed under investigation on corruption and money-laundering charges. Diack, who stepped down in August after 16 years in charge of track and field's governing body, is suspected of taking money from Russia to hide positive doping tests. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

    FILE - This Nov.7, 1999 file photo shows the The IAAF (International Amateur Athletic Federation) headquaters in Monaco, Sunday, Nov. 7,1999. French authorities say Wednesday Nov.4, 2015 that former IAAF President Lamine Diack has been placed under investigation on corruption and money-laundering charges. Diack, who stepped down in August after 16 years in charge of track and field's governing body, is suspected of taking money from Russia to hide positive doping tests. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)  (The Associated Press)

French authorities say former IAAF President Lamine Diack has been placed under investigation on corruption and money-laundering charges.

Diack, who stepped down in August after 16 years in charge of track and field's governing body, is suspected of taking money from Russia to hide positive doping tests.

The French office that handles financial prosecutions says a legal adviser to Diack, Habib Cisse, also was placed under investigation by judges acting on evidence provided by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

The office also says that Gabriel Dolle, who was the director of the IAAF's anti-doping department, has been taken into custody in the south of France.