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Lance Armstrong

Target of ANOTHER

Federal Investigation

2/6/2013 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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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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46.

Ginger    

He's not the only one he should have kept his mouth shut!!!

434 days ago
47.

goaway    

Good! He was not only doing drugs but he was trafficking drugs. He deserves to be prosecuted to the full letter of the law. Also..he should pay back the taxpayers. He was the boss of the team and he bullied every team mate to get on board with drugs or get off the team. Jerk. He wants to compete again...give me a break.

434 days ago
48.

Sue    

While I don't agree with what he did (threatening people) and feel he should pay for that, I'm at a bit of a loss here...yes he took performance enhancing drugs to give him an edge, every athlete interviewed admitted doing the same thing, but my question is..if he's a fraud (and it definitely can be argued that he is) why are we so accepting of these grossly overpaid "singers" lip syncing"? The whole entertainment industry is becoming a fraud! It's disgusting...for athletes its steroids, for so called singers it's the studio, you can't even tell what these people sound like. Craziness!!

434 days ago
49.

Nicoleasm    

I don't why people cheat and then get others in on it. You really need to keep that to yourself and go to your grave with it because there will always be someone that will eventually blow the whistle on you

434 days ago
50.

5Louie    

He's admits his guilt but they can't convict him in court? That sounds like the Feds are doping.Not a chance this guy go's to jail. Not a prayer.He stole more money than Madoff poor Bernie Lance should be your cell mate ?

433 days ago
51.

NOT ELMO    

me is tired of Lance...

433 days ago
52.

Mrugowsky    

Lance is the dirtiest little LIAR in all pro sports. As punishment he should have the other testicle removed.

429 days ago
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