Justice Department: Lance Armstrong Was ‘Unjustly Enriched’ - U.S. News
Lance Armstrong violated his contract with the U.S. Postal Service and “unjustly enriched” himself by cheating to win Tour de France titles, the Justice Department argued in a lawsuit against the cyclist filed on Tuesday.
The government announced in February it would join a federal whistle-blower lawsuit against Armstrong brought by the troubled athlete’s former teammate Floyd Landis. Tuesday marked the deadline to file a formal complaint.
“Riders on the USPS-sponsored team, including Armstrong, knowingly caused material violations of the sponsorship agreements by regularly and systematically employing banned substances and methods to enhance their performance,” the complaint says.
“Defendants were unjustly enriched to the extent of the payments and other benefits they received from the USPS, either directly or indirectly,” the suit alleges.