Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Barry Bonds Screwed

The U.S. attorney's office filed 14 counts of perjury and one count of obstruction against Barry Bonds on Tuesday.

The filing was first reported by ESPN's T.J. Quinn.

The counts were filed in what's known as a superseding indictment that broke up the four counts that baseball's all-time home run king was charged with in November.

The new indictment was issued in response to a prior ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Illston, who agreed with a defense motion that the initial indictment was potentially vague and ambiguous. The primary point was that the government charged several different lies in single counts, presenting potential problems for a jury.

This indictment alleges no new lies and doesn't suggest Bonds could serve additional time if found guilty. The next hearing in the case is skedded for June 6. - ESPN
For some, this is great news.

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