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Feds join lawsuit against Lance Armstrong

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 02/22/2013 @ 1:52 pm In Diversions,Front Page,Politics,U.S. | No Comments

(WASHINGTON TIMES) The U.S. Justice Department will join a suit against Lance Armstrong for using performance-enhancing drugs during his Tour de France cycling races, according to breaking news announced on NBC’s Twitter feed.

Details are still sketchy. But the announcement is somewhat of a shock to those who thought any federal charges against the cyclist had come to an end in December, when a federal prosecutor in California dropped a two-year criminal fraud investigation.

Ostensibly, this Justice Department announcement deals with a whistleblower charge from Mr. Armstrong’s former teammate, Floyd Landis. The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency lobbied Attorney General Eric Holder to join this suit, The Associated Press reports.

 


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