Lance Armstrong: a sporting fraud? What level of cheating will constitute fraud?

Published 28 November 2012 By: Arun Chauhan, Ben Griffin

The cycling world has been turned on its head with the recent developments surrounding Lance Armstrong and the allegations that he cheated his way to his sporting and financial success. During his reign as Tour de France champion, Armstrong was a sporting superstar, with some of the top brands in sport clamouring to be associated with him. However, with the recent publication of a report labelling him a 'serial cheat' and alleging that he systematically used performance enhancing drugs, the question of whether he deceived sponsors and employers for financial gain has come to the fore.


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Arun Chauhan

Arun Chauhan

Arun heads up the fraud and risk team at Cobbetts LLP, and specialises in commercial litigation arising out of complex corporate fraud disputes. He deals with a broad range of fraud investigation and litigation, with particular focus on fraudulent misrepresentation claims.

Arun chairs regional meetings for the Fraud Advisory Panel and is a member of the Midlands Fraud Forum.

Ben Griffin

Ben Griffin

Ben is a Solicitor in Dispute Resolution (commercial litigation) at Cobbetts' Birmingham office. 

He works on general commercial disputes acting for both claimant and defendant. He also works as part of Cobbetts' Fraud and Risk Services Team, with a particular emphasis on fraud in the public sector.

As a former journalist, he also has expertise in defamation.

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