Lance Armstrong investigation conducted by Justice Department for contract fraud still ongoing issue for disgraced cyclist.
Armstrong’s lawyers battled to keep documents sealed, saying they were concerned that officials would leak information about the case to the press. They argued that leaks would prejudice a criminal investigation by the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney, which was unexpectedly dropped in February.The United States Attorney in Los Angeles may have dropped his investigation of Lance Armstrong earlier this year, but it looks like the Justice Department isn’t done with the disgraced cyclist just yet.
A federal judge unsealed documents last week that say the U.S. Postal Service, which paid approximately $40 million to sponsor Armstrong and his team from 1996-2004, is investigating the cyclist for contract fraud. The Postal Service contract specifically banned doping and required the team to take “immediate action” against individuals who used substances banned by cycling’s governing bodies.