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Why the Feds Passed Up on USPS's Money Man

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BOULDER, Colorado (VN) — When the Department of Justice announced last Friday that it was joining the whistleblower suit filed against Lance Armstrong and others, the immediate losers appeared to be Armstrong and his longtime manager, Johan Bruyneel.

 

They became federal defendants while Thomas Weisel, the wealthy San Franciscan who bankrolled the U.S. Postal Service team, avoided the heavy hammer of the Department of Justice. Others who profited from Armstrong’s successes — now widely seen as ill-gotten — were off the federal books, for now, as well.

 

Armstrong, though, found himself on the government’s hook for the second time, having already emerged from a previous two-year criminal inquiry unscathed, at least...

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