New charges against Armstrong could cost $100 million

New charges against Armstrong could cost $100 million

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FILE - In this July 28, 2006 file photo, Lance Armstrong testifies during a U.S. Senate field hearing on cancer research and funding in Iowa City, Iowa. Armstrong is facing a Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 deadline to decide whether he will meet with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials and talk with them under oath about what he knows about performance-enhancing drug use in cycling. The agency has said Armstrong's cooperation in its cleanup effort is the only path open to Armstrong if his lifetime ban from sports it to be reduced.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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by KVUE News

kvue.com

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 7:54 AM

AUSTIN -- New charges have been filed against Lance Armstrong from the U.S. Justice Department, and they could cost the former cyclist $100 million.

Court documents say the U.S. Postal Service paid about $40 million to sponsor Armstrong's team. Now the government wants to recover triple that amount under the U.S. False Claims Act.

Armstrong confessed to doping earlier this year after he was stripped of all seven Tour de France victories.

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