April 23rd, 2013
07:59 PM ET

Lance Armstrong sued by U.S. for post office sponsorship funds

The Justice Department late Tuesday formally filed its case against Lance Armstrong and his company Tailwind Sports for millions of dollars that the U.S. Postal Service spent to sponsor the cycling team.
"The USPS paid approximately $40 million to sponsor the USPS cycling team from 1998 to 2004," the court document says.
The government said it was intervening to recover triple the amount of the sponsorship funds under the False Claims Act, which could bring a total of more than $100 million in damages.

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  1. Portland tony

    Pretty stupid......The USPS received the perceived benefits of sponsorship before Armstrong was discredited !

    April 23, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    Where is Lance getting all this money for these sue happy sponsors.

    April 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    You have planets on the mind. Your head is already in Uran us.

    April 23, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy


    April 23, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol i wasnt talkin about you ya goof! I meant Lance Armstrong.

    April 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Ok now youre an idiot @ rupert. And i know @ Rascal usually i cant say that word either. Lol they must agree that ruperts an idiot huh? Lol

    April 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    I feel so...I don' t know..."thwarted"?

    April 24, 2013 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    I guess I'm better off concentrating on being a good liberol.

    April 24, 2013 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. wut

    Whoever gave the green light to spending USPS money like that is the problem. Have they been fired yet?

    April 25, 2013 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
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