Feds join civil fraud case against Lance Armstrong

The federal government finally has stated its opinion on the Lance Armstrong case.

It believes the former cyclist committed fraud through cheating and lies.

And now it wants its money back times three – possibly around $100 million.

According to a federal official with knowledge of the matter, the U.S. Department of Justice has joined a civil fraud suit against the former cyclist under the False Claims Act. By joining the suit, the government is teaming up with another confessed cycling cheat, Floyd Landis, who filed the suit under seal in June 2010.

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