NEW YORK -- The New York Times is reporting federal authorities have issued grand jury subpoenas to witnesses as part of an investigation of possible fraud and doping charges against Lance Armstrong and his associates.
Citing several people briefed on the case who requested anonymity, the newspaper reported the subpoenas demonstrate how seriously authorities are taking allegations made by American cyclist Floyd Landis.
The federal doping investigation was spurred by allegations made by Landis in a series of e-mails sent to cycling and doping officials. Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour title for doping, said the use of banned substances was common on the US Postal team when he rode with seven-time Tour winner Armstrong.
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