The federal government announced Friday it will join a whistle-blower suit against Lance Armstrong in an effort to recover the money the U.S. Postal Service spent sponsoring the cyclist’s team a decade ago.
Robert Luskin, Armstrong’s lawyer, countered with Armstrong’s defense — the Postal Service more than tripled its investment during its sponsorship, according to its own figures. In 2003 and 2004, when Armstrong’s career was at its zenith, USPS said its sponsorship was worth $65 million.
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