It appears that the Fed’s and the Department of Justice has their sights on Lance Armstrong not just for doping but also for the more serious charges of tax evasion, contract fraud, importing drugs, using US Post Office money to buy illegal pharmaceuticals.
The Fed’s have the ability to “make you an offer one can’t turn down” either testify or go to jail. Lances’ ex wife Kristin refused to answer in a deposition asking if she knew if her ex-husband ever took performance-enhancing drugs. When the Feds go to her and tell her either talk or go to jail. She will talk.
I will predict that either Bill Stapleton or Johan Bruyneel will turn state’s evedence pointing the finger at Lance Armstrong as the head of the crimal enterprise known as Tailwind Sports. Neither one of these men want to go to jail.
It is hard to believe that the Department of Justice will want to destroy a national hero and put Lance into jail. The DOJ is a political office and Lance has many powerful friends. The DOJ could try to cut a deal with Lance. But with a Grand Jurry investigating this matter it becomes hard for the DOJ to drop this matter or to cut a deal. DOJ could offer a deal to Lance were he admits that he doped but the bad guys are Bill Stapleton and Johan Bruyneel.
If Lance goes down it will be sad to see so many good people go down like George Hincapie and the future of professional cycling even Tour De France would be in question.
The Pyrénées mountains are the least of Armstrong’s problems.