Justice Department joins Armstrong suit
February 22nd, 2013
01:21 PM ET

Justice Department joins Armstrong suit

The U.S. Department of Justice has joined a whistle-blower lawsuit against cyclist Lance Armstrong that was originally filed by a former teammate, an attorney for Armstrong said Friday.

Former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title after failing a drug test, filed a suit in 2010 against their former team, which was sponsored the U.S. Postal Service.

The lawsuit accused the team's former management of defrauding the government of millions of dollars because the team management knew about team members' drug use and didn't do anything.

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  1. some guy

    Am i the only one turned on by Oprah winfrey's dress and those gigantic bewbs. om nom nom nom nom

    February 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • wrm

      Yes.

      February 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • devin

      Yes.

      February 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • ME

      Definitely yes.

      February 22, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mavent

      Yes, a thousand times yes.

      February 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      Absolutely, yes.

      February 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clown

      YES

      February 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • snowdogg

      get a life... get a girlfriend... get real

      February 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rose

      Gross...

      February 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • johnglenn20@verizon.net

      If you think her bewbs are big imagine her nappy cat.

      February 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Colleen

    What about is good work with LIVESTRONG. I have cancer they really helpful. The guy did wrong bur also did some good. Givevhim a break. Go catch real criminals. Crackheads murders etc.

    February 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • JON

      @ Colleen, you can't be serious with you comment. He is lier and a fraud.

      February 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rose

      No he is not Jon... he is a liar!

      February 22, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nick

    Another hit to the taxpayer

    February 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. yoshimoto

    Sure the Postal Service might have benefited, but now they look like fools and all the money Lance made by being a liar should be returned. We can't let people get rewarded for this behavior or they will keep doing it....

    February 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • wrm

      Yep, billions in losses per year and this is what makes them look foolish.

      February 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smith111

      I have a bridge you'd probably be interested in buying.

      February 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Yo Yo Maw

    They won't be happy till Lance is totally stripped of all his money as well. I wonder where he will try to hide it.

    February 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. 10 Speed

    I guess that means no Lance Armstrong stamp?

    February 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smith111

      With the USPS problems, perhaps they should hire Lance to show them how to deliver via bike.

      February 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • shuzhu

      They may come out with the Lance Armstrong hypodermic needle stamp now instead.

      February 22, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MontanaAlbee

    Hey DOJ... why not use your resources to go after the heads of the banks & investment firms that caused the financial mess in this country?!!

    February 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • topfuel500

      I agree, let's put it all in perspective.

      February 22, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Josh

    "The Postal Service's own studies show that the service benefited tremendously from its sponsorship – benefits totaling more than $100 million."

    Does the USPS have to now return, the full $100 million?

    February 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smith111

      They have to give it to Lance and he has to give them back what they paid even. Then everything is square.

      February 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. geeworker

    just another smoke and mirror tactic by the government to keep the peoples attention away from real issues like the budget.

    February 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • topfuel500

      Here here!

      February 22, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mavent

    It would be nice if our insane DOJ would learn the difference between "a crime" and "not a crime". EPO is entirely legal, and if they're going to start prosecuting people for breaking the rules of a sporting event, where is it going to end? Can I be arrested now for slipping myself an extra Twenty when I'm the banker during a game of Monopoly?

    February 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Shari Spence

    Why on earth would the postal service sponsor anything, let alone a team, they are in debt to the tunes of billions, how can they afford to be so frivilous?
    I also agree with Colleen he may have doped, but he has done a lot of good also – the government does not need to spend tax payers moneys on this lawsuit – there are more important things to focus on – like jobs, illegal immigration – always a deflect from what is important.

    February 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dave

    Can I get a job at CNN? The story is only 8 sentences long and I found two errors.
    "which was sponsored the U.S. Postal Service." – missing a "by" in there.
    "That stripping game after a damning report " – came, not game.
    If you are looking for some better writers, let me know.

    February 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smith111

      The author definitely needs some PEDs.

      February 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mike Lake Orion Michigan

    With Holder you knew this was coming. Obama needs all the revenue he can get for his failed policies!

    February 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. joe t

    I find it humorus that the DOJ investigated the guy for a year and filed no charges. Technically the DOJ still has nothing on him, but has just joined forces with a convicted doper suing an alleged doper. We have six days before the entire country goes in the tank and Justice is worried about this crap.

    February 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike Lake Orion Michigan

      Haven't the White House priorities always been misguided?

      February 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. DustyOnes

    Sue Solyndra and A123 Battery. That's almost a Billion.

    February 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
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