More trouble for Lance Armstrong

Apr 25, 2013, 01:40 IST | AFP

The US Justice Department filed a formal complaint yesterday against Lance Armstrong, saying the doping-disgraced cyclist and team owners defrauded the US Postal Service of sponsorship money.

The government, which said in February that it would join a whistle-blower lawsuit brought by former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis in 2010, says the USPS spent about USD 40 million in sponsor money and gave Armstrong USD 17 million.

The case could mean a total USD 150 million hit for Armstrong.

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