Feds Should Get Down and Dirty on Lance

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Will the federal government go soft just as its decade of PED investigations might yield a hard-currency payoff? A civil fraud case against Lance Armstrong's cycling team could yield millions of dollars in reimbursement to the U.S. Postal Service, which sponsored the team under a contract that required riders not to dope. Yet the Department of Justice has hesitated to throw its essential weight behind the lawsuit, which should be easier to sell to the public than any of its other actions in doping cases.



Travis Tygart, in his lawyerly way, has called out Attorney General Eric Holder for timidity in the whistleblower lawsuit, originally filed in 2010 by former Postal rider Floyd Landis. The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency wrote a letter to Holder last...

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