Feds Hit Armstrong With Criminal Probe

Cyclist investigated for 'obstruction, witness tampering, and intimidation'

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 6, 2013 8:01 AM CST

(Newser) – Contrary to comments yesterday by a US attorney, federal agents are investigating Lance Armstrong for criminal activity, ABC News reports. "Agents are actively investigating Armstrong for obstruction, witness tampering, and intimidation," says a source. US attorney Andre Birotte, who yesterday said feds wouldn't charge Armstrong, "does not speak for the federal government as a whole," the source tells ABC, adding that Birotte isn't involved in the probe.

In this Oct. 7, 2012 file photo, Lance Armstrong competes in the Rev3 Half Full Triathalon, in Ellicott City, Md.
In this Oct. 7, 2012 file photo, Lance Armstrong competes in the Rev3 Half Full Triathalon, in Ellicott City, Md.   (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
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