Feds Ask Judge to Keep Armstrong Details Secret

6 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, August 24 2011 Aug 24, 2011 Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:32:00 PM CDT August 24, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say attorneys for Lance Armstrong have no right to see a court filing that offers "extensive details" about a grand jury investigation of the cyclist and are asking a judge to keep it sealed.

The filing states that even filing a redacted version of their brief responding to complaints of leaks in the investigation would allow Armstrong's attorneys to speculate about the grand jury's work.

Armstrong's attorneys filed a motion in July, claiming information from the grand jury inquiry leaked to reporters has sullied the reputation of the seven-time Tour de France winner.

Prosecutors responded to the allegations on Monday, but did not provide Armstrong's attorneys with a copy, stating they did not want to violate rules about the secrecy of the investigation. Armstrong's attorneys want the filing unsealed.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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