Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Lance Armstrong Said to Face U.S in Landis Whistleblower Suit

Cyclist Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong looks on during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in Austin on Jan. 14, 2013. Photographer: George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network via Getty Images

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- 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.

The False Claims Act suit, which remains under seal, alleges that Armstrong defrauded the U.S. government based on his years of denying use of performance-enhancing drugs, the people said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tom Schoenberg in Washington at tschoenberg@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Fred Strasser at fstrasser@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.