Skip to comments.Armstrong reportedly hires defense attorney
Posted on 07/21/2010 10:14:21 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
Seven-time Tour winner being investigated for possible fraud, doping
NEW YORK - The Daily News is reporting Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defense attorney to represent him in the federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations by the seven-time Tour de France winner and his cycling teammates.
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Let’s see: Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, McGuire, Giambi, A Roid, Tiger, Lance - all above and beyond the other competitors. Tiger not so much lately because the PGA is supposedly enforcing drug tests though I doubt it.
How many times have they investigated Lance already?
The international governing committees have had numerous investigations. But, I don't believe the feds have ever looked into it. I'm not entirely sure why it's the business of the Feds. "Fraud" can be abused by over zealous prosecutors looking into just about anything.
At best, it seems like there MIGHT be a civil case to be made by his sponsors, but there's no criminal conspiracy or act here. In fact, it's not even illegal per se to take steroids off-label or to obtain them without a prescription, like it is for Schedule III drugs. I don't understand what the criminal issue is that merits a grand jury.
They’ll try to nail him for sure. World class cycling is a very dirty sport, I would not be surprised to find out that every major rider is on something.
Well I’m glad to see the Federal government has solved all our problems with the economy, and the Gulf leak, so that they have time to go after Lance.
Landis is a disgraced bitter doper who was caught in the act and has a book coming out as he has no other ability to make a paycheck now. Lance has never flunked a test and they random test the hell out of the tdf riders these days.
They have to do something with all of those Federal Courthouses.
I remember reading in one of the many cycling books on Lance (I can't remember which one) that, on a regular basis, Lance would return home from having dinner at a restaurant to find the testing people waiting on his doorstep.
If he were a doper, he, of all people, would have been caught by now.
This guy has been drug tested more times than the entire baseball league....including the time he was taking wife #1 to the hospital because she was in labor.......
I suspect he has doped up...just like that Bonds character...all the records in the world while using roids yet no way to prove it....
..but then they'll admit to steroids because "everyone does it" while they can hide the real game changer...HGH..
Human Growth Hormone is the real story IMO.....
Lance has been drug tested considerably more often than the others. Even if he had been using masking agents he has gone a long time without having anything turn up.