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Even as Lance Armstrong dominated the Tour de France, he rode under a cloud of suspicion (AFP Photo/Joël SAGET)
Even as Lance Armstrong dominated the Tour de France, he rode under a cloud of suspicion
Even as Lance Armstrong dominated the Tour de France, he rode under a cloud of suspicion (AFP Photo/Joël SAGET)
Lance Armstrong enjoyed his days in yellow on the Tour de France
Lance Armstrong enjoyed his days in yellow on the Tour de France
Lance Armstrong enjoyed his days in yellow on the Tour de France
Even as Lance Armstrong dominated the Tour de France, he rode under a cloud of suspicion
Even as Lance Armstrong dominated the Tour de France, he rode under a cloud of suspicion
Even as Lance Armstrong dominated the Tour de France, he rode under a cloud of suspicion
Even as Lance Armstrong dominated the Tour de France, he rode under a cloud of suspicion
Even as Lance Armstrong dominated the Tour de France, he rode under a cloud of suspicion
Even as Lance Armstrong dominated the Tour de France, he rode under a cloud of suspicion
Lance Armstrong enjoyed his days in yellow on the Tour de France
Lance Armstrong enjoyed his days in yellow on the Tour de France
Lance Armstrong enjoyed his days in yellow on the Tour de France
Lance Armstrong enjoyed his days in yellow on the Tour de France (AFP Photo/Joël SAGET)
Lance Armstrong enjoyed his days in yellow on the Tour de France
Lance Armstrong enjoyed his days in yellow on the Tour de France (AFP Photo/Joël SAGET)
Tainted cyclist Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to settle the federal fraud case. The case pertains to his drug-fuelled reign from 1999 to 2005 as the undisputed champion of Tour de France. Armstrong settled the dispute before the scheduled trial next month. The case is for allegedly defrauding the US Government by using banned substances while racing for Postal Service-sponsored team.
Lance Armstrong settles $100 million doping fraud case
Tainted cyclist Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to settle the federal fraud case. The case pertains to his drug-fuelled reign from 1999 to 2005 as the undisputed champion of Tour de France. Armstrong settled the dispute before the scheduled trial next month. The case is for allegedly defrauding the US Government by using banned substances while racing for Postal Service-sponsored team.
<p>Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.</p>
Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case

Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.

<p>Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.</p>
Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case

Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.

<p>Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.</p>
Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case

Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.

Disgraced ex-cycling champion Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the US Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs. The settlement - worth 4 million euros - ends the long-running case brought by fellow cyclist Floyd Landis and joined by the US government. They had been seeking 20 times that amount, with a trial due to start on May 7. &quot;No one is above the law,&quot; Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department&#39;s Civil Division Chad Readler said in a statement. &quot;This settlement demonstrates that those who cheat the government will be held accountable.&quot; Armstrong, 46, won professional cycling&#39;s biggest race, the Tour de France, a record seven times, six of them while riding for the Postal Service team. But he was stripped of his titles and banned for life from the sport in 2012, as doping allegations mounted. The following year, Armstrong publicly confessed to cheating, in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey. &quot;I&#39;m looking forward to devoting myself to the many great things in my life -- my five kids, my wife, my podcast, several exciting writing and film projects, my work as a cancer survivor, and my passion for sports and competition,&quot; Armstrong said in a statement. with Reuters
Ex-cycling star Armstrong settles $100m doping fraud lawsuit
Disgraced ex-cycling champion Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the US Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs. The settlement - worth 4 million euros - ends the long-running case brought by fellow cyclist Floyd Landis and joined by the US government. They had been seeking 20 times that amount, with a trial due to start on May 7. "No one is above the law," Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Division Chad Readler said in a statement. "This settlement demonstrates that those who cheat the government will be held accountable." Armstrong, 46, won professional cycling's biggest race, the Tour de France, a record seven times, six of them while riding for the Postal Service team. But he was stripped of his titles and banned for life from the sport in 2012, as doping allegations mounted. The following year, Armstrong publicly confessed to cheating, in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey. "I'm looking forward to devoting myself to the many great things in my life -- my five kids, my wife, my podcast, several exciting writing and film projects, my work as a cancer survivor, and my passion for sports and competition," Armstrong said in a statement. with Reuters
Disgraced ex-cycling champion Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the US Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs. The settlement - worth 4 million euros - ends the long-running case brought by fellow cyclist Floyd Landis and joined by the US government. They had been seeking 20 times that amount, with a trial due to start on May 7. &quot;No one is above the law,&quot; Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department&#39;s Civil Division Chad Readler said in a statement. &quot;This settlement demonstrates that those who cheat the government will be held accountable.&quot; Armstrong, 46, won professional cycling&#39;s biggest race, the Tour de France, a record seven times, six of them while riding for the Postal Service team. But he was stripped of his titles and banned for life from the sport in 2012, as doping allegations mounted. The following year, Armstrong publicly confessed to cheating, in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey. &quot;I&#39;m looking forward to devoting myself to the many great things in my life -- my five kids, my wife, my podcast, several exciting writing and film projects, my work as a cancer survivor, and my passion for sports and competition,&quot; Armstrong said in a statement. with Reuters
Ex-cycling star Armstrong settles $100m doping fraud lawsuit
Disgraced ex-cycling champion Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the US Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs. The settlement - worth 4 million euros - ends the long-running case brought by fellow cyclist Floyd Landis and joined by the US government. They had been seeking 20 times that amount, with a trial due to start on May 7. "No one is above the law," Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Division Chad Readler said in a statement. "This settlement demonstrates that those who cheat the government will be held accountable." Armstrong, 46, won professional cycling's biggest race, the Tour de France, a record seven times, six of them while riding for the Postal Service team. But he was stripped of his titles and banned for life from the sport in 2012, as doping allegations mounted. The following year, Armstrong publicly confessed to cheating, in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey. "I'm looking forward to devoting myself to the many great things in my life -- my five kids, my wife, my podcast, several exciting writing and film projects, my work as a cancer survivor, and my passion for sports and competition," Armstrong said in a statement. with Reuters
Disgraced ex-cycling champion Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the US Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs. The settlement - worth 4 million euros - ends the long-running case brought by fellow cyclist Floyd Landis and joined by the US government. They had been seeking 20 times that amount, with a trial due to start on May 7. &quot;No one is above the law,&quot; Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department&#39;s Civil Division Chad Readler said in a statement. &quot;This settlement demonstrates that those who cheat the government will be held accountable.&quot; Armstrong, 46, won professional cycling&#39;s biggest race, the Tour de France, a record seven times, six of them while riding for the Postal Service team. But he was stripped of his titles and banned for life from the sport in 2012, as doping allegations mounted. The following year, Armstrong publicly confessed to cheating, in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey. &quot;I&#39;m looking forward to devoting myself to the many great things in my life -- my five kids, my wife, my podcast, several exciting writing and film projects, my work as a cancer survivor, and my passion for sports and competition,&quot; Armstrong said in a statement. with Reuters
Ex-cycling star Armstrong settles $100m doping fraud lawsuit
Disgraced ex-cycling champion Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the US Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs. The settlement - worth 4 million euros - ends the long-running case brought by fellow cyclist Floyd Landis and joined by the US government. They had been seeking 20 times that amount, with a trial due to start on May 7. "No one is above the law," Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Division Chad Readler said in a statement. "This settlement demonstrates that those who cheat the government will be held accountable." Armstrong, 46, won professional cycling's biggest race, the Tour de France, a record seven times, six of them while riding for the Postal Service team. But he was stripped of his titles and banned for life from the sport in 2012, as doping allegations mounted. The following year, Armstrong publicly confessed to cheating, in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey. "I'm looking forward to devoting myself to the many great things in my life -- my five kids, my wife, my podcast, several exciting writing and film projects, my work as a cancer survivor, and my passion for sports and competition," Armstrong said in a statement. with Reuters
Disgraced ex-cycling champion Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the US Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs. The settlement - worth 4 million euros - ends the long-running case brought by fellow cyclist Floyd Landis and joined by the US government. They had been seeking 20 times that amount, with a trial due to start on May 7. "No one is above the law," Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Division Chad Readler said in a statement. "This settlement demonstrates that those who cheat the government will be held accountable." Armstrong, 46, won professional cycling's biggest race, the Tour de France, a record seven times, six of them while riding for the Postal Service team. But he was stripped of his titles and banned for life from the sport in 2012, as doping allegations mounted. The following year, Armstrong publicly confessed to cheating, in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey. "I'm looking forward to devoting myself to the many great things in my life -- my five kids, my wife, my podcast, several exciting writing and film projects, my work as a cancer survivor, and my passion for sports and competition," Armstrong said in a statement. with Reuters
Ex-cycling star Armstrong settles $100m doping fraud lawsuit
Disgraced ex-cycling champion Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the US Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs. The settlement - worth 4 million euros - ends the long-running case brought by fellow cyclist Floyd Landis and joined by the US government. They had been seeking 20 times that amount, with a trial due to start on May 7. "No one is above the law," Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Division Chad Readler said in a statement. "This settlement demonstrates that those who cheat the government will be held accountable." Armstrong, 46, won professional cycling's biggest race, the Tour de France, a record seven times, six of them while riding for the Postal Service team. But he was stripped of his titles and banned for life from the sport in 2012, as doping allegations mounted. The following year, Armstrong publicly confessed to cheating, in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey. "I'm looking forward to devoting myself to the many great things in my life -- my five kids, my wife, my podcast, several exciting writing and film projects, my work as a cancer survivor, and my passion for sports and competition," Armstrong said in a statement. with Reuters
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle his looming federal fraud case stemming from his use of performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France, his lawyers confirmed Thursday
Lance Armstrong to Pay $5m Settlement in US Fraud Case: Lawyer
Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle his looming federal fraud case stemming from his use of performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France, his lawyers confirmed Thursday
Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France, it was confirmed on Thursday.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong reaches $5 million settlement with US government over doping
Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France, it was confirmed on Thursday.
Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. According to a 2011 "60 Minutes" investigation, Armstrong's former teammates saw him injecting himself with banned substances, including the blood doping agent EPO.
Lance Armstrong to pay $5M settlement for defrauding U.S. government
Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. According to a 2011 "60 Minutes" investigation, Armstrong's former teammates saw him injecting himself with banned substances, including the blood doping agent EPO.
Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. According to a 2011 &quot;60 Minutes&quot; investigation, Armstrong&#39;s former teammates saw him injecting himself with banned substances, including the blood doping agent EPO.
Lance Armstrong to pay $5M settlement for defrauding U.S. government
Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. According to a 2011 "60 Minutes" investigation, Armstrong's former teammates saw him injecting himself with banned substances, including the blood doping agent EPO.
Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. According to a 2011 &quot;60 Minutes&quot; investigation, Armstrong&#39;s former teammates saw him injecting himself with banned substances, including the blood doping agent EPO.
Lance Armstrong to pay $5M settlement for defrauding U.S. government
Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. According to a 2011 "60 Minutes" investigation, Armstrong's former teammates saw him injecting himself with banned substances, including the blood doping agent EPO.
Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. According to a 2011 &quot;60 Minutes&quot; investigation, Armstrong&#39;s former teammates saw him injecting himself with banned substances, including the blood doping agent EPO.
Lance Armstrong to pay $5M settlement for defrauding U.S. government
Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. According to a 2011 "60 Minutes" investigation, Armstrong's former teammates saw him injecting himself with banned substances, including the blood doping agent EPO.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Postal Service Team rider Lance Armstrong of the United States raises his arms as he crosses the finish line to win the 204.5 km long 17th stage of the Tour de France from Bourd-d&#39;Oisans to Le Grand Bornand, France, July 22, 2004. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Postal Service Team rider Lance Armstrong of the United States raises his arms as he crosses the finish line in Le Grand Bornand
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Postal Service Team rider Lance Armstrong of the United States raises his arms as he crosses the finish line to win the 204.5 km long 17th stage of the Tour de France from Bourd-d'Oisans to Le Grand Bornand, France, July 22, 2004. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Postal Service team leader Lance Armstrong (R) of the USA looks at a French gendarme before boarding the plane which takes the riders from Grenoble to Perpignan for the transfer stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Grenoble, France, July 19, 2001. REUTERS/Pool/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: US Postal Service team leader Lance Armstrong of the USA looking at a French gendarme before boarding for the transfer stage of the Tour de France cycling race
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Postal Service team leader Lance Armstrong (R) of the USA looks at a French gendarme before boarding the plane which takes the riders from Grenoble to Perpignan for the transfer stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Grenoble, France, July 19, 2001. REUTERS/Pool/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Postal Service team leader Lance Armstrong (R) of the USA looks at a French gendarme before boarding the plane which takes the riders from Grenoble to Perpignan for the transfer stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Grenoble, France, July 19, 2001. REUTERS/Pool/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: US Postal Service team leader Lance Armstrong of the USA looking at a French gendarme before boarding for the transfer stage of the Tour de France cycling race
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Postal Service team leader Lance Armstrong (R) of the USA looks at a French gendarme before boarding the plane which takes the riders from Grenoble to Perpignan for the transfer stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Grenoble, France, July 19, 2001. REUTERS/Pool/File Photo
After admitting to doping during the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong will pay $5million to settle a federal lawsuit.
Lance Armstrong agrees to $5 million settlement of federal lawsuit
After admitting to doping during the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong will pay $5million to settle a federal lawsuit.
Armstrong admitted in 2013 he used performance-enhancing substances when he won seven Tour de France races.
Lance Armstrong Settles $100M Lawsuit With USPS, Justice Department
Armstrong admitted in 2013 he used performance-enhancing substances when he won seven Tour de France races.
After admitting to doping during the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong will pay $5million to settle a federal lawsuit.
Lance Armstrong agrees $5million settlement to federal lawsuit
After admitting to doping during the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong will pay $5million to settle a federal lawsuit.
FILE - In this July 24, 2005, file photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, surrounded by press photographers, gestures seven, for his seventh straight win in the Tour de France cycling race, prior to the start of the 21st and final stage of the race, between Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris, and the French capital. Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government
FILE - In this July 24, 2005, file photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, surrounded by press photographers, gestures seven, for his seventh straight win in the Tour de France cycling race, prior to the start of the 21st and final stage of the race, between Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris, and the French capital. Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
FILE - In this July 24, 2004, file pool photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, right, of Austin, Texas, follows compatriot and teammate Floyd Landis, left, in the ascent of the La Croix Fry pass during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Bourg-d&#39;Oisans and Le Grand Bornand, French Alps. Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (Bernard Papon/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government
FILE - In this July 24, 2004, file pool photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, right, of Austin, Texas, follows compatriot and teammate Floyd Landis, left, in the ascent of the La Croix Fry pass during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Bourg-d'Oisans and Le Grand Bornand, French Alps. Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (Bernard Papon/Pool Photo via AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas.Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (AP Photo/Thao Nguyen, File)
Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government
FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas.Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (AP Photo/Thao Nguyen, File)
FILE - In this April 1, 2012 file photo, Lance Armstrong listens during a news conference in Galveston, Texas. Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (Michael Paulsen/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government
FILE - In this April 1, 2012 file photo, Lance Armstrong listens during a news conference in Galveston, Texas. Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (Michael Paulsen/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
FILE - In this July 24, 2005, file photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, surrounded by press photographers, gestures seven, for his seventh straight win in the Tour de France cycling race, prior to the start of the 21st and final stage of the race, between Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris, and the French capital. Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
FILE - In this July 24, 2005, file photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, surrounded by press photographers, gestures seven, for his seventh straight win in the Tour de France cycling race, prior to the start of the 21st and final stage of the race, between Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris, and the French capital. Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
FILE - In this July 24, 2005, file photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, surrounded by press photographers, gestures seven, for his seventh straight win in the Tour de France cycling race, prior to the start of the 21st and final stage of the race, between Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris, and the French capital. Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
FILE - In this July 24, 2004, file pool photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, right, of Austin, Texas, follows compatriot and teammate Floyd Landis, left, in the ascent of the La Croix Fry pass during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Bourg-d&#39;Oisans and Le Grand Bornand, French Alps. Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (Bernard Papon/Pool Photo via AP, File)
FILE - In this July 24, 2004, file pool photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, right, of Austin, Texas, follows compatriot and teammate Floyd Landis, left, in the ascent of the La Croix Fry pass during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Bourg-d'Oisans and Le Grand Bornand, French Alps. Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (Bernard Papon/Pool Photo via AP, File)
FILE - In this July 24, 2004, file pool photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, right, of Austin, Texas, follows compatriot and teammate Floyd Landis, left, in the ascent of the La Croix Fry pass during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Bourg-d'Oisans and Le Grand Bornand, French Alps. Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (Bernard Papon/Pool Photo via AP, File)

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