US Hits Lance Armstrong With Long-Awaited FCA Suit

Law360, New York (April 24, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT) -- The United States filed a False Claims Act complaint Wednesday against former cycling champion Lance Armstrong, making good on the government's February announcement that it would intervene in the whistleblower suit brought in 2010 by Armstrong's former teammate, Floyd Landis.

The suit alleges Armstrong, his Tailwind Sports team and its manager, Johan Bruyneel, submitted false claims to the U.S. Postal Service, which sponsored Tailwind from 1996 to 2004, and violated the USPS sponsorship agreements by engaging in and later denying the widespread use of steroids and...
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