Feds Consider Suing Lance Armstrong Over DopingBy Steve Casimiro on December 11th, 2012
If you’re defrocked ex-Tour de France winner Floyd Landis, having Uncle Sam on your side might just be the sweetest revenge against your former cycling teammate/boss Lance Armstrong you could imagine. (Landis has spoken openly about Lance’s doping, as has Tyler Hamilton, and both have been blackballed by Armstrong.) Now Landis may be getting help from the Department of Justice, which is thinking of joining a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Landis, essentially piling on where they were initially reticent. All this goes back to 2010 when Armstrong was hit with a subpoena by the United States Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General as it investigated whether or not Lance violated a clause in his U.S. Postal team contract that stipulated the team ride clean. Landis’ suit accuses Armstrong of defrauding the U.S. Postal Service because he used performance-enhancing drugs in violation of the team contract. What’s in it for Floyd? Up to 30 percent of any money the government recovers. Via Wall Street Journal.
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