Days before he is due to go under oath in relation to the SCA Promotions case, it has emerged that Lance Armstrong is also being requested to testify in a separate case, with the former professional one of five witnesses summoned to speak.

USA Today reported Friday that the $100 million Qui Tam lawsuit launched in 2010 by Floyd Landis and joined in early 2013 by the US Government’s Department of Justice is set to take depositions this month from Armstrong and several others.

He will be called on June 23rd. His longtime friend John Korioth will go under oath first, on June 12th, while his publicist Mark Higgins will be called in one day later.

Two others have also been handed dates; Armstrong’s former Oakey representative Stephanie McIlvain must testify on June 26th, with the coach Chris Carmichael to speak on June 27th.

Armstrong’s attorneys have however requested a judge to block these depositions, arguing for that action on the grounds that they have not yet received discovery evidence requested.

The list of documents demanded is exhaustive; in a letter sent by Armstrong attorney Elliot R. Peters on October 31st last year, his legal team requested the US government ‘immediately provide all of the documents it gathered throughout the years of discovery it conducted before this suit even began.’

It then listed many separate demands for documents, including ‘all documents and communications concerning any investigation,’ ‘all documents and communications relating to Armstrong,’ ‘all documents relating to any investigation conducted outside the United States relating to the use of performance enhancing drugs in cycling, including, but not limited to documents produced in response to any investigation conducted abroad.’

An additional 27 demands were made in terms of documents requested; the sheer volume may be seen by some as an attempt to delay or overwhelm the investigation [see full list below].

Peters also claimed that Floyd Landis, USADA and federal agent Jeff Novitsky had all leaked information to the press.

“It is clear from recently published journalistic works that both the relator [Landis] and USADA have widely disseminated information pertaining to this case that they may possess,” his letter claimed. “We believe that Agent Novitsky has done so covertly for some time.”

The leaking of information has been repeatedly denied in the past.

According to USA Today, court documents filed this week also listed a number of other potential witnesses, including Armstrong’s former team-mates Frankie Andreu, George Hincapie, Tyler Hamilton, Kevin Livingston and Floyd Landis, his ex-wife Kristin Armstrong and former girlfriend Sheryl Crow.

Others are also thought likely to be called, including Armstrong’s longtime agent Bill Stapleton and former US Postal Service team owner Tom Weisel.

The case was launched by Landis, who claimed that widespread doping took place on the US Postal Service team and that the sponsors – a government agency – was deceived when it directed the team owners to ensure the riders competed without banned substances.

The government is seeking more than $96 million in damages.

Armstrong denied doping for many years, including the period in question. He testified under oath in a previous case against SCA Promotions, an insurance company which had pledged to cover the bonuses payable to Armstrong if he won the Tour.

It originally refused to pay out a sum of over $5 million due when he won his sixth Tour in 2004, saying that it was concerned those victories were not clean. Armstrong went under oath and claimed that he had never doped; this was later shown to be untrue, with the rider admitting past doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in January 2013.

SCA Promotions is seeking the repayment of a total of $12 million paid out over several years; Armstrong’s legal team sought to block this case, but failed to do so. They also failed to block the request that he go under oath on June 12th.

That deposition plus the one requested in the US Department of Justice case will likely see Armstrong questioned about his previous statements; if it is proven he has lied, he may be liable to perjury charges.

The government’s case will also see past statements of others scrutinised; those under the spotlight will include McIlvain, who swore in the SCA Promotions case that she didn’t hear Armstrong admit using banned drugs in 1996.

According to former US Postal team rider Frankie Andreu and his wife Betsy, Armstrong made that admission while being treated by hospitals for advanced testicular cancer.

Both are willing to provide depositions.


Full list of documents demanded by Armstrong’s legal team:

REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTION

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 1: ALL DOCUMENTS and COMMUNICATIONS concerning any INVESTIGATION.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 2: All DOCUMENTS and COMMUNICATIONS RELATING TO ARMSTRONG.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 3: ALL DOCUMENTS produced in response to any subpoena, civil investigative demand, voluntary request for documents or any other request that YOU issued in connection with this case or the INVESTIGATION of this case.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 4: ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO to any investigation conducted outside the United States RELATING TO the use of performance enhancing drugs in cycling, including, but not limited to DOCUMENTS produced in response to any investigation conducted abroad.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 5: ALL written or recorded statements RELATING TO this case or the INVESTIGATION of this case.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 6: ALL DOCUMENTS that contain or reflect the substance of any oral statement RELATING TO this case or the INVESTIGATION of this case, including, but not limited to ALL testimony RELATING TO this case or the INVESTIGATION of this case.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 7: ALL responses to written interrogatories propounded by YOU RELATING TO this case or the INVESTIGATION of this case.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 8: ALL DOCUMENTS and COMMUNICATIONS RELATING TO the use of performance enhancing drugs in cycling.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 9: ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO and COMMUNICATIONS with any laboratory or other organization that conducted tests RELATED TO the use of performance enhancing drugs in cycling.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 10: ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO any surveillance, eavesdropping, wiretapping, videotaping, or audio recording YOU conducted RELATING TO this case or the INVESTIGATION of this case.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 11: ALL DOCUMENTS which YOU may use to support your claims or defenses in this case.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 12: ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO or constituting any SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENTS, including, but not limited to, ALL drafts, amendments, novations, modifications, extensions, and exhibits to the SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENTS.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 13: ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO the negotiation of the SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENTS.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 14: ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO or constituting records of ALL claims for payment and payments made by or to DEFENDANTS by or to USPS.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 15: ALL COMMUNICATIONS preserved through an audio or video recording or otherwise RELATING TO the use of performance enhancing drugs in cycling.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 16: ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO RELATOR’S written disclosure made pursuant to 31 U.S.C.§ 3430(b)(2).

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 17: ALL COMMUNICATIONS with RELATOR.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 18: ALL transcripts or summaries of investigative interviews RELATING TO this case or the INVESTIGATION of this case, including but not limited to, all interview transcripts, notes of interviews, summaries of interviews, and all Federal Bureau of Investigation FD-302s.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 19: ALL reports, summaries, or presentations RELATING TO cycling prepared, commissioned, or obtained by any federal law enforcement agency, including, but not limited to any reports, summaries, or presentations prepared, commissioned, or obtained by the IRS, FDA, FBI, or USPS OIG.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 20: ALL COMMUNICATIONS with DEFENDANTS, including but not limited to, COMMUNICATIONS RELATING TO cooperating with or providing information to YOU.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 21: ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING to YOUR claim for damages.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 22: ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING to any financial evaluations, audit, marketing analysis, or other analysis of the SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENTS.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 23: ALL COMMUNICATIONS RELATING TO the SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENTS.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 24: ALL DOCUMENTS produced to YOU by USADA in connection with this case or the INVESTIGATION of this case.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 25: ALL COMMUNICATIONS with the USADA RELATING TO this case or the INVESTIGATION of this case.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 26: ALL privilege logs produced to YOU RELATING TO this case or the INVESTIGATION of this case.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 27: ALL DOCUMENTS and COMMUNICATIONS RELATING TO YOUR knowledge of the use of performance enhancing drugs in cycling.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 28: ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO YOUR knowledge of or response to allegations of the use of performance enhancing drugs in cycling.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 29: ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO YOUR attendance at any professional cycling event.

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION NO. 30: ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO YOUR COMMUNICATIONS with the press regarding the INVESTIGATION or the use of performance enhancing drugs in cycling.