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 U.S. joined a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong brought by ex-teammate Floyd Landis that accuses the former champion cyclist of defrauding the government by using banned drugs while riding for the U.S. Postal Service.
The U.S. will join a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong that accuses the former champion cyclist of defrauding the government by using banned drugs while riding for the U.S. Postal Service, according to his lawyer.
The U.S. Justice Department will join a whistleblower lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the government’s weight behind an action filed by former U.S. Postal Service cycling teammate Floyd Landis, according to two people familiar with the decision.
Floyd Landis ’s e-mails in which he purported to admit breaking doping rules and alleged that Lance Armstrong and other former cycling teammates did the same are under investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Former cyclist Floyd Landis, an ex- teammate of Lance Armstrong who was stripped of the 2006 Tour de France title because of doping, admitted to defrauding donors to his legal defense fund and agreed to pay more than $475,000 in restitution.
The chief doctor of the U.S. Postal Service-backed cycling team for five of Lance Armstrong ’s Tour de France wins said allegations by former member Floyd Landis of a doping regime on the squad aren’t credible.
A criminal probe of Lance Armstrong’s professional cycling team by U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. in Los Angeles was closed last February without charges being filed. Armstrong still faces civil lawsuits that include doping allegations.