Federal officials are carrying out a new criminal investigation of disgraced Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong.
Charges could include obstruction, witness tampering and witness intimidation. Mary MacCarthy reports from Denver.
Meanwhile – a prize promotion business plans to sue the cyclist for 12-million dollars.
Dallas-based SCA Promotions wants Armstrong to pay back nearly 12-million dollars in bonus money it had paid him. The money was for Armstrong’s Tour de France wins.
He recently admitted to doping every time he won the Tour de France in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Armstrong’s attorney says his client has no plans to repay the bonus money.
The attorney says he doesn’t know of any other athlete who’s been forced to give back a paycheck after being suspended.