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Friday, April 20, 2018

Lance Armstrong Settles Federal Fraud Case for $5 Million

Lance Armstrong agreed on Thursday to pay $5 million to settle claims that he defrauded the federal government by using performance-enhancing drugs when the United States Postal Service sponsored his cycling team.

The settlement ended years of legal wrangling between Armstrong and the government over whether the Postal Service had actually sustained harm because of Armstrong’s doping.

After years of vehement denials, Armstrong admitted in 2013 that he had used banned substances while winning a record seven Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005. He wore a Postal Service jersey during the first six of those victories, but he was stripped of all his Tour titles in 2012 after an investigation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency determined that he and many of his teammates had been doping.



Anonymous said...

The guy rides a bike. It's up there with pony riding and pole dancing.

Anonymous said...

Postal service is pretty hard up trying to blame their demise on a cyclist.

Anonymous said...

It is pretty ridiculous that in our society a dude who wears tights and rides a bicycle has earned $5 Million with which to pay a fine.
Our world is really messed up.

Anonymous said...

He’s got some ball!!