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Glare of Lance Armstrong probe falls on SF financier
As Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday nears, the federal probe into his finances is focusing on legendary San Francisco financier Thomas Weisel, who bankrolled Armstrong's champion teams, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting. CIR reports that "according to documents, the pair's business affairs are being investigated by the Major Fraud Investigations Division of the Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General. At stake is $40 million in federal funds the Postal Service paid Weisel's Tailwind Sports between 1996 and 2004 to sponsor the team."