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Lance Armstrong

Target of ANOTHER

Federal Investigation

2/6/2013 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Lance Armstrong
is reportedly the target of a RENEWED federal criminal investigation connected to his rampant drug use during his cycling career ... and could face serious time in the slammer if convicted.

Just weeks after Armstrong fessed up to cheating his ass off on his way to 7 Tour de France titles, ABC News is reporting that feds are actively investigating Armstrong for obstruction, intimidation, and witness tampering.

If Lance is ultimately prosecuted -- and convicted -- a judge could sentence him to federal prison.

Multiple riders -- and other people close to Lance -- have publicly accused Armstrong of threatening them into silence over the years ... but nobody really listened until Lance went to Oprah and copped to being a jerk.

According to the report, investigators are not concerned with Armstrong's drug use so much as they are with Armstrong allegedly threatening and interfering with witnesses who could have testified against him.

It ain't the first time Lance has been investigated by the feds -- Lance was under the microscope from 2010 to 2012 following allegations of drug distribution, fraud and conspiracy -- but the investigation was dropped.

This time, Lance might not get off so easy ...

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16.

Djdk    

You know why the call it the slammer lance?!??

532 days ago
17.

Rail Runner    

Better get a unicycle Lance, because there's no way you will be able to do laps in you're 4X8 cell with a full size bicycle !

532 days ago
18.

JFO    

Why don't they just crucify him and get it over with???? Yeah, they can go after him but they won't go after the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation in Philadelphia. What a joke. So now our tax dollars are going to investigate first baseball and now cycling. Who gives a rats ass about that????? How about minding the people's business and stop sticking your nose into sports and who's not telling the truth about steroids??? I'm sure there's a lot more going on that requires your attention than a cyclist and his use of steroids.

532 days ago
19.

BB not bb    

Yeah he should be stripped of his titles for taking drugs, I get that. I don't think he is a great man and I understand all of the criticism. What I don't get is why he is under so much threat now that he has been forced to come clean. The cat is out of the bag now and he has lost his reptutation. I thought that was the idea of criminal justice, to get people to come clean and change their ways.


They seem to really be after him. I wonder if there is an ulterior motive. Maybe he is a thorn in the side of the cancer industry. He seems to have a popular website that shows cancer victims how to be healthy and recover. This keeps them out of doctor's offices so they are losing money, as are the cancer drug companies.


He threatened people how? Was he going to kill them? This seems like much ado after the fact.

532 days ago
20.

Simone    

And here come the Lance Lovers to the rescue to bash us all for our opinions on this story in 5...4...3..2...1 HI CHABLIS!!!!!!

532 days ago
21.

paul a.    

As someone who was called a hater for years because i did not believe Lance was for real (when absolutely EVERYONE around him was cheating), I hope Beyonce is paying attention. The public has had enough of phoneys getting rich when they have marginal talent at best.

532 days ago
22.

Lee    

If Marion Jones had to spend time in prison, so should Lance (not much in his pants) Armstrong..Lock him up and throw away the key.

532 days ago
23.

I'm Awesome admit it     

Jail time? Really over a useless a$$ race pardon me but he did donate that money to cancer charities so really who gives a F at least he wasn't a cheater who used his money for himself and just himself

532 days ago
24.

Phil    

Be realistic, he might have to answer a few questions but he ain't going to jail.

532 days ago
25.

I'm out :-/    

These grown up men

532 days ago
26.

JRock    

Send him up the river

532 days ago
27.

kitnplayn    

He should go to jail. That is where you put criminals who steal money through fraud. Free passes for celebrities like Lance Armstrong, Chris Brown and Lindsey Lohan is straight up bullchit. The judges are too starstruck to effectively administer justice.

532 days ago
28.

HillbillyHell    

Memo to Lance: Karma's a b*tch.

532 days ago
29.

Roman Moroni    

he looks like he's using meth now - I wish he'd just do infomercials or go into the grocery business

532 days ago
30.

kiddeb    

creep...

532 days ago
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