What do Dickie Scruggs and Lance Armstrong have in common? Their legal team

The lawyers for Lance Armstrong have accused the government of publicly smearing Armstrong’s reputation during their continuing investigation of him and asked a federal judge to determine who is leaking confidential information to the news media.

Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner who retired this year, has been under federal investigation for more than a year relating to crimes he is suspected of committing during his cycling career. A grand jury has been meeting in Los Angeles to look into the matter, and witnesses have been called to testify, but there has been no indictment.

In a court filing, John W. Keker, Armstrong’s lead lawyer, alleged that the details of the grand jury investigation — including the identities of past and future witnesses, the strategy and direction of the investigation, and the potential charges being considered by the government — were illegally leaked to the news media dozens of times.

New York Times
7/18/11