(THE HILL) The Department of Justice said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that cyclist Lance Armstrong was “unjustly enriched” while he used steroids to win multiple Tour de France titles.
In the formal complaint, the Justice Department said they would seek triple damages against Armstrong, who admitted earlier this year that he doped to win his seven straight titles. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) paid some $40 million to appear as the title sponsor of Armstrong’s team during six of those seven races.
“Defendants were unjustly enriched to the extent of the payments and other benefits they received from the USPS, either directly or indirectly,” the complaint said, according to the Associated Press.