Armstrong hires defense lawyer
LOS ANGELES — Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defense lawyer to help him in an investigation by federal prosecutors.
Bryan Daly, a white-collar defense attorney with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, confirmed Wednesday that he had been hired by Armstrong. Daly said he had “no idea” yet what the government was looking into.
The New York Daily News reported last month, citing unidentified people, that the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles is assisting the Food and Drug Administration in an investigation of doping allegations by former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis.