"During the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority -'s ongoing anti-doping investigations into the National Rugby League - and Australian Football League -, Australian federal government provided funding for ASADA to engage Federal Court Judge Garry Downes to provide assistance."
Canberra, May 9 - Former high ranking federal police officer Ben McDevitt has been appointed chief of Australia's anti-doping agency, Sports Minister Peter Dutton announced Friday.

McDevitt held high positions in the federal police and the Australian Crime Commission over a 28-year career in law enforcement, reports Xinhua.

During the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority -'s ongoing anti-doping investigations into the National Rugby League - and Australian Football League -, Australian federal government provided funding for ASADA to engage Federal Court Judge Garry Downes to provide assistance.

The investigation into supplements programmes in the leagues has already resulted in a $1.79 million fine for AFL club Essendon and a $895,000 fine for NRL club Cronulla.


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