A federal judge gave the green light Monday for a U.S. government lawsuit that accuses the seven-time Tour de France champion of fraudulently accepting millions of dollars in sponsorship money from the U.S. Postal Service, court papers show.
In a February 13 decision, U.S. District Judge Christopher R. "Casey" Cooper declared that the issue of damages "must ... be left to a jury".
The Justice Department alleges in the lawsuit, made under the False Claims Act, that Armstrong, a seven-time Tour de France victor, defrauded the government by doping while sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service.
The US Postal Service, who sponsored Armstrong's team from 2000 to 2004, claimed it would not have done so if it had known the team was using banned substances and methods to win seven consecutive Tours de France, and alleged brand and reputational damage. He was stripped of those titles and banned from competition.
Armstrong has argued that the government's legal claims are deficient on several grounds, among them that the Postal Service benefited tremendously from its sponsorship of the cycling team.
The premise of the case is that Armstrong and the Tailwind Sports management company that owned the US Postal team, defrauded the government out of funds as Armstrong and other members of the team used performance-enhancing drugs.
He also said it was up to jurors to decide if the government suffered any damages from the fallout surrounding Armstrong's confessed doping. "(But) disregarding any benefits USPS received from the sponsorship could bestow the government with an undeserved windfall.
Lance Armstrong faces the prospect of "financial ruin" after he failed to block a $100m (£80m) lawsuit brought by the USA government against him and his former team. The money could be tripled to just shy of $100 million under the False Claims Act.
The cancer survivor was stripped of his seven tour victories after the United States anti-doping agency uncovered a clandestine and sophisticated doping programme.
The government has calculated damages at three times this amount.
Inflation rate of meat and fish, however, increased to 2.98 per cent in January, while that for fruits stood at 5.81 per cent. Domestically, Statistics SA will announce South Africa's latest unemployment rate, inflation rate and retail sales data.
Qatar was the fourteenth largest total petroleum and liquids producer in 2015 with 2.049 million barrels per day of production. Zanganeh said on Tuesday that OPEC should cut crude production "a bit more" in the second half of 2017.
He was 4-0 with a 2.95 ERA in a career-high 77 appearances with the Chicago Cubs last season, holding lefties to a.128 average. But the team is well-stocked with potential replacements for Wood, who was used in a variety of relief roles.
The 30-minute meeting may have included discussions of financial support for Choi's daughter Chung Yoo-ra's equestrian activities. Previously the prosecutor's office said it would not seek arrests for any Samsung executives other than the company's CEO Jay Y.
The role has not been revealed yet for which the studios is pursuing her but there is a chance that Newton might say yes. Variety's exclusive says that the actress and the powers-that-be involved with the Han Solo movie are in negotiations.
The editor got to know of Sampaio late a year ago , when Alt's assistant suggested she take a look at an online story about her. The February digital issue shows Lama looking all classy and polished in a blue flowy outfit with unusual eye make-up.
In order to achieve this, contractors have brought in hundreds of thousands of migrant workers, mainly from South Asian nations. The human rights groups have claimed that the workers have been exploited and forced to work under very unsafe conditions.
The ceremony will take place at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall where celebrities in movies will come together at the big night. Director Ken Loach's gritty I, Daniel Blake , a stinging critique of Britain's welfare system, was up for five awards.
But Hebron said her mother found a new doctor and "chose life". "This is a way women get educated, get protected", she said. A woman in the middle of a median on N 56th Street hoisted a sign above her head that said, "Honk if you are pro-life".
Jury Finds Pedro Hernandez Guilty For Murder Of Etan Patz
On May 24, 2012, nearly exactly 33 years after Etan's disappearance, investigators announced a new suspect: Pedro Hernandez . But they have said that for years, Hernandez told his relatives and ex-wife about how he had murdered a child in 1981.
China's Jan crude imports rise to third-highest on record
That left the country with a trade surplus of $51.35 billion for the month, the General Administration of Customs said. The company attributed strong imports in January to brisk property investment and a rally in commodity prices.
UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie Results
UFC is holding its second pay-per-view card in NY since the end of the state's almost two-decade MMA ban. "It has been rough". UFC Fight Pass will be showing the whole event on pay-per-view or you can catch the undercard on BT Sport 2, starting at 1am.
Hundreds of immigrants arrested in U.S. this week
"This operation that we conducted is on par with similar operations that were done in the past", Marin said . David Marin, of ICE, said removal operations in greater Los Angeles occur two to three times a year. .
Shades Darker out in time for Valentine's Day
Meanwhile, a sweaty-looking guy scowls in the shadows - Ana's spurned and evil boss, who has the extremely subtle name of Mr. What I mean by that is every fifteen minutes clothes were flying off and there isn't much of the raciness of the first film.
Toyota Sequoia, Tundra TRD Sport models toughen up
Inside, it has special trim panels, floor mats and sill plates, as well as a 120 volt power outlet in the cargo bay. Paint colors are Super White, Magnetic Gray, Midnight Black Pearl, Blazing Blue Pearl and Barcelona Red Metallic.
Clouds may obscure lunar eclipse in Louisville
The eclipse is called penumbral because the moon passes through the edge of the Earth's shadow, or penumbra, says Space.com . But if you want to hunt for it, point your specs towards the constellation Hercules in the eastern sky just before dawn.