Over 50 witnesses called in Lance Armstrong whistleblower case

Marco Pantani and Lance Armstrong on the way to the summit of Mount Ventoux during the 2000 Tour de

Over 50 individuals have or will be called to give witness testimony in the upcoming Landis v. Tailwind Sports Corporation case, also referred to as the Lance Armstrong whistleblower case , after subpoenas were issued by the United States District Court earlier this week. The US Federal Government's False Claims Act (FCA) suit against Armstrong and former team owners Tailwind Sports began in 2010 on the back of Floyd Landis' public doping confession . Armstrong and Landis rode together as teammates between 2002 and 2004. The government alleges that Armstrong defrauded the USPS by "actively concealing the team's violations of the agreements' anti-doping provisions," under its sponsorship contract. The civil trial, which is set to begin on May 7 in Washington, D.C., will decide whether Lance Armstrong defrauded the US Postal Service by concealing his doping activities so that it would continue the sponsorship and its hefty payments. Although recent ...

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