Feds Investigating Armstrong

    Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong attends a press conference in Los Angeles on February 28, 2011 to annunce he will serve as co-chair for the campaign seeking to raise more than 600 million USD annually for cancer research in California. Armstrong announced his retirement from professional cycling at the age of 39 on February 16.          AFP PHOTO/Gabriel BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Armstrong in February 2011. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty)

    Lance Armstrong's Tour de Redemption just hit a major speed bump. High-level sources tell ABC News that “an active criminal investigation” into the former cyclist is still very much underway. The news comes on the heels of public comments made by U.S. Attorney for Southern California André Birotte in a Justice Department news conference Tuesday affirming that the case he had spent two years fighting—including drug distribution, fraud, and conspiracy—would not be reopened. “Birotte does not speak for the federal government as a whole,” the source said. According to the report, the fallen champion is still under investigation for “obstruction, witness tampering, and intimidation.” Looks like a confessional with Oprah isn’t the forgiver of all sins.

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