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US files formal complaint against Armstrong

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The US Justice Department has filed a formal complaint against Lance Armstrong, saying the doping-disgraced cyclist and team owners defrauded the US Postal Service of sponsorship money. 

Lance Armstrong attends a press conference in Los Angeles in the US on February 28, 2011. The US Justice Department has filed a formal complaint against Armstrong, saying the doping-disgraced cyclist and team owners defrauded the US Postal Service of sponsorship money.

The government, which said in February that it would join a whistle-blower lawsuit brought by former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis in 2010, says the USPS spent about $40 million in sponsor money and gave Armstrong $17 million.

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