WASHINGTON- TheUSJustice Department filed a formal complaint Tuesday against Lance Armstrong, saying the doping-disgraced cyclist and team owners defrauded the US Postal Service of sponsorship money. The government, which said in February that it would join a whistle-blower lawsuit brought by former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis in 2010, says the USPS spent about $40 million in sponsor money and gave Armstrong $17 million. Armstrong admitted last January that he took performance-enhancing drugs when he won the Tour de France seven times. That prompted theUSgovernment's involvement in the fraud case, and it now seeks triple damages in a jury trial, according to the complaint as detailed by NBC News and the Austin American-Statesman. That could mean a total $150 million hit for Armstrong. – AFP