Lance Armstrong, the former champion cyclist, defrauded the U.S. by using banned substances, the government said in a complaint filed under the False Claims Act that joins a lawsuit brought by his ex-teammate Floyd Landis.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is probing its role in the U.S. case against Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who killed himself as he faced a federal computer-fraud trial and the possibility of jail.
FBI agents and U.S. prosecutors asked lawyers for seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong about the cyclist’s complaint of alleged leaks about a grand jury probe of his team, one of his attorneys said.
The family of Aaron Swartz, a computer programmer, entrepreneur and activist who died last week, blamed his suicide on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the U.S. prosecutors who accused him of crimes including wire and computer fraud.
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, said today that the prosecution of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who killed himself while facing computer- fraud charges, was a “travesty of justice.”
U.S. prosecutors handling computer- fraud charges against an Internet activist who killed himself last week had intended to recommend a sentence of six months, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz in Boston said.
Bruce Karatz , the KB Home ex-chief convicted of hiding backdated stock options from auditors and regulators, was sentenced to five years of probation by a federal judge who rejected prosecutors’ call for prison time.
Lance Armstrong ’s attorneys demanded an on-air apology from CBS Corp.’s “60 Minutes” following accusations that Armstrong tested positive for a banned substance at the 2001 Tour of Switzerland cycling race.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued a former Deloitte Tax LLP partner and his wife for passing confidential information on mergers and acquisitions to family members, who allegedly reaped millions of dollars trading on the tips.
Lance Armstrong, the record seven- time winner of the Tour de France, is seeking to force the U.S. to make public its filing in a case over alleged leaks to the media involving an investigation of doping in cycling.