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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 4:24pm
The U.S. Department of Justice has joined the whistle-blower lawsuit against cyclist Lance Armstrong that was originally filed by a former teammate, an attorney for Armstrong said Friday.
Armstrong, the onetime legendary and now disgraced cyclist, has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs.
The lawsuit accuses the team's former management of defrauding the federal government of millions of dollars because it knew about the drug use and didn't do anything.