Landis' Suit Could Nail Lance

Landis' Suit Could Nail Lance

While Attorney General Eric Holder considers whether Lance Armstrong should trade his yellow bracelets for silver handcuffs, there is a compelling argument for the feds to take on the disgraced cyclist by joining the whistleblower lawsuit cyclist Floyd Landis filed against his embattled teammate: The lawsuit itself.

The Daily News has obtained and reviewed the sealed lawsuit Landis filed under the False Claims Act, a 33-page document that accuses Armstrong and his associates at Tailwind Sports of defrauding the government out of millions of taxpayer dollars by operating a sophisticated doping program over many years. The suit claims Armstrong’s use of banned and illegal drugs to dominate the Tour de France was in clear violation of the sponsorship agreement between the team and the United States Postal Service, which sponsored Armstrong’s teams from 1998 to 2004.

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