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But, in 2011, another teammate, Tyler Hamilton, told "60 Minutes" Armstrong did use banned substances, including the blood doping agent EPO.
"He took what we all took," said Hamilton, "really no difference between Lance Armstrong and I'd say the majority of the peloton, you know. I did see a transfusion -- a blood transfusion." Armstrong confessed of drug use in an interview last month with Oprah Winfrey. Anti-Doping Agency released a report that included affidavits from 11 of Armstrong's former teammates.
"Lance Armstrong and his cycling team took more than million from the U. Postal Service based on their contractual promise to play fair and abide by the rules including the rules against doping," Ronald Machen Jr., U. attorney for the District of Columbia, said in a statement.
Earlier in the day, Armstrong's team said lengthy talks with the government had failed.
As Pelley reported, the Justice Department dropped a criminal investigation of Armstrong a year ago.
The evidence against him now first came out in secret testimony in that criminal case. anti-doping agency, Travis Tygart, pressed ahead and brought Armstrong down. attorney general asking him to join the civil fraud lawsuit. anti-doping agency said Friday the lawsuit "holds promise for returning the many millions of federal dollars in ill-gotten gains generated by this fraud." Under the False Claims Act, citizens can act as whistleblowers and sue to recover money they believe was obtained through fraud against the federal government.
Armstrong was the subject of a two-year federal grand jury investigation that the Justice Department dropped a year ago without an indictment.
Throughout his career, Armstrong always denied drug use.
The Landis lawsuit was filed under seal, but it will be unsealed with the Justice Department decision to join or, in essence, take over the case.Still, Mary Anne Gibbons, the agency's general counsel, said in the Justice Department statement that the Postal Service "strongly supports" the department's intervention.Settlement discussions had been under way between the Justice Department and Armstrong's lawyers.Armstrong has three children after using IVF with his ex-wife Kristin Richard.The couple married in 1998 and have three children Luke David, 14, and 12-year-old twins Isabelle Rose and Grace Elisabeth.