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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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31.

Lanier    

Get the cheating bastard on something!

519 days ago
32.

HoTMZ    

This is the best news all week. Can't stand liars and crooks and bullies. Glad the fed is doing their job. This guy scammed his way through all those tours taking in millions and millions of dollars illegally while threatening witnesses. Shame on him he belongs in prison for sure.

519 days ago
33.

leonel juarez    

this foo just needs to go to rehab and get all this melodrama over with

519 days ago
34.

Sandy Palazzola    

Why can Donald Trump make comments about Rosie and a number of actors and actress and think he can get away with it?

519 days ago
35.

Cheryl A.    

Good, I hope they throw his lying, cheating ass in jail. I knew he couldn't constantly be winning the same race year after year after year, through testicular cancer and while aging. I hate crooks.

519 days ago
36.

Nancy    

The guy's life, his family's life, his foundation's life are all in tatters. Leave the guy alone already!

519 days ago
37.

Toilethead    

I'd just about bet that he ends up doing at least a little time.

519 days ago
38.

Davis    

What a DB and he's a moron to boot. Its bad enough what he did to all those people he sued in court. Now he goes on tv and admits what he did. Lawyers all over the world are lining up to take their best shot. I am sure his own attorneys are loving it to. They are going to be busy draining whats left of his cash until its gone and he is locked down. Always listen to your lawyer and keep your mouth shut Lance you moron. Hope they do find a way to lock you down in the Federal pen.

519 days ago
39.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

The ol' the cover up is worse then the crime thang rearin' it's head...lookout Lance!

519 days ago
40.

DeeMaree    

Good god. I thought we had pedaled past this. It is...drum roll please...BIKE riding.

519 days ago
41.

Spicy mag    

Why are the Feds involved in sports? Who gives a rats azz? More wasted tax dollars.

519 days ago
42.

Jan P    

My gosh, stop crucifying the man. He has paid the price. Doesn't seem fair to laud Ray Lewis (murderer) and keep pursuing Lance.

519 days ago
43.

Gabe    

This A-Hole deceived millions and defrauded corporations. Send his ass to prison!!! He had a great life while it lasted; more than most of us will ever experience! It's not about the bike; it's about the dope!

519 days ago
44.

Mike    

He f*cked with the wrong person somewhere along the line. I just don't think this pretty blue eyed man should be sent to prison with all those rough people. He's too good for that. I'll keep him here... in my house

519 days ago
45.

Goosemon2013    

Cut his other ball and send his ass to prison so they can bully the bastard there

519 days ago
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