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Feds sue Lance Armstrong too

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The U.S. postal service paid Lance Armstrong millions to wear its logo. Now the government apparently that money back.

The Justice Department is joining a lawsuit that accuses the cyclist of defrauding the Postal Service.

The cyclist denied drug accusations when he rode for the Postal team.  But last month he admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he doped his way to seven Tour De France titles.

In a statement, the Justice Department says, "Lance Armstrong and his cycling team took more than $30 million from the U.S. Postal Service based on their contractual promise to play fair and abide by the rules – including the rules against doping,"

But Armstrong's attorneys argue their client's drug use did not damage the postal agency and actually benefited it by up to 100 million dollars.

The lawsuit is just the latest problem for the once heralded cyclist.

On Wednesday Armstrong said he

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