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