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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:34 PM

US Department of Justice to join lawsuit against Lance Armstrong

Source: NBC News

Lance Armstrong faces a powerful new adversary -- the United States government.

The Justice Department will notify a federal court Friday that it is joining one of his former racing teammates in suing him for using performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France, legal sources told NBC News.

The government is signing on to a lawsuit filed two years ago by Floyd Landis, one of Armstrong's former Tour de France teammates who has already admitted cheating. Among its claims: Landis saw Armstrong store and then re-inject his own blood to boost his performance, and Armstrong twice gave Landis banned hormones before races.

The government’s legal theory in joining the lawsuit is that when Armstrong agreed to race for the U.S. Postal Service team a decade ago in the Tour de France, he defrauded the government, violating its strict ban on illegal drugs, all the while claiming he did not use them.

Read more: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/22/17057708-sources-us-department-of-justice-to-join-lawsuit-against-lance-armstrong?lite

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:39 PM

1. Good! The post office can use the money

 

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:58 PM

2. This is what happens when you elect a socialist to nationalize healthcare

You can see why Obama caused this; it was the First Lady's obsession with ridding the world of good old American fat that drove this poor Texas boy to dope himself. The Obamas are to blame for everything!

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:58 PM

3. Gee, our DOJ is really consistent isn't it ?

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:01 PM

4. If only Armstrong had gotten huge bonuses for nearly crashing the entire national economy,

he wouldn't have to worry about things like this.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:37 PM

7. +1

No lie.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:59 PM

11. Is someone high up in the Justice Department a major fan

of bicycle racing?

This is a ridiculous use of taxpayer money and attorney time given that the wall street gangsters run free.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:00 PM

16. +1000 & if he had tortured "enemy combatants," started 2 wars for no good reason & outed a CIA

officer working on protecting the US from WMDs, he wouldn't need to worry, either.

Eric Holder just keeps getting worse and worse.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:14 PM

5. Why?

This is unnecessary.
And it's not like there aren't MUCH bigger fish to fry.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:21 PM

6. How nice they don't have anything better to do.

 

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:44 PM

8. It's time for him to face the long and overdue consequences

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:45 PM

9. Looks like Armstrong should have raced for Goldman-Sachs or HSBC bank

The DOJ never fucks with those people.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:49 PM

10. Our banks have been using performance-enhancing accounting tricks for

decades now.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:01 PM

17. kudos

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:01 PM

12. Why is the USPS wasting money on a cycling team sponsorship in the first place? n/t

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:15 PM

13. A bit off topic, but if fraud is this serious, why is the Federal govt. not going after the bankers

who via liar loans cheated the American Tax payer...

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Economist_US_collapse_driven_by_fraud_0404.html

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:00 PM

14. Of ALL the things DOJ could put resources on, THIS is what they choose?

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:35 PM

15. Burn his ass

I have no time for cheaters.

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