The federal government accused cycling legend Lance Armstrong of defrauding the U.S. Postal Service when he doped to win the Tour de France.
In a complaint filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, the government asserted that Armstrong violated the federal False Claims Act and would be “unjustly enriched” if allowed to retain the money he received from the Postal Service.
The original complaint in the case was filed by Armstrong’s former teammate, Floyd Landis. The government announced in February that it intended to intervene in the case.