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Jury in Barry Bonds case returns with possible verdict [Updated]

Barry Bonds

The federal jury in Barry Bonds' perjury trial has returned to court with a possible verdict. The panel of eight women and four men, which has been deliberating since Friday, will convene in the San Francisco courtroom in the next few minutes. Bond is also in the courtroom. [Updated at 2:28 p.m.: Various media reports from inside the courtroom say that the jury has reached a verdict on one of four counts against Bonds.]

The former San Francisco Giants slugger is charged with four federal felony counts for denying under oath in 2003 that he had knowingly used steroids or human growth hormones and for maintaining that his personal trainer had never injected him.

A conviction could lead to a lengthy prison sentence or home confinement and affect whether Bonds is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

In 2007, Bonds surpassed Hank Aaron's record for career home runs, considered the most hallowed record in major-league baseball.

RELATED:

Bonds' personal trainer ordered released from jail

Bonds' lawyer says slugger was 'set up' by prosecutors

Bonds lied about steroid use to protect his athletic exploits, prosecutor says

-- Maura Dolan in San Francisco

Photo: Barry Bonds arrives at the federal court San Francisco in Wednesday. Credit: Noah Berger / Associated Press

 
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Why the hell is the Grand Jury wasteing time with a baseball player. HE IS A BASEBALL PLAYER. Why is it that the Federal Grand Jury is not concerned with Political Corruption? Why is there no Grand jury investigation in regards to California Judges taking bribes? Not only are the Judges taking bribes but when they were exposed for taking bribes they had Polititions pass Senate bill SBX211 grating them RETRO ACTIVE IMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION for taking the bribes. Los Angeles Superior Court judges are currently getting $57,688.00 per year per judge on top of the pay and benefits they allready receive from the state. This additional money/bribes were declared UNCONSTITUTIONAL and therefor illegal under (Sturgeon v Los Angeles County) right after that decission they paid a lobbyiest to pass SBX211. Everything about Sbx211 is not only illegal but also unconstitutional.

Barry's a dope....

Why the hell is the Grand Jury wasteing time with a baseball player. HE IS A BASEBALL PLAYER. Why is it that the Federal Grand Jury is not concerned with Political Corruption? Why is there no Grand jury investigation in regards to California Judges taking bribes? Not only are the Judges taking bribes but when they were exposed for taking bribes they had Polititions pass Senate bill SBX211 grating them RETRO ACTIVE IMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION for taking the bribes. Los Angeles Superior Court judges are currently getting $57,688.00 per year per judge on top of the pay and benefits they allready receive from the state. This additional money/bribes were declared UNCONSTITUTIONAL and therefor illegal under (Sturgeon v Los Angeles County) right after that decission they paid a lobbyiest to pass SBX211. Everything about Sbx211 is not only illegal but also unconstitutional.

The prosecutor is the real dope

SF must have imported the OJ jury to come up with this verdict. Multiple eyewitness testimony counts for nothing these days.
Whatever, he will never get into the Hall of Fame for the same reason as Pete Rose - he's a cheater.

Awesome! Now maybe these federal prosecutors can focus on the criminal bankers on Wall St. that destroyed the entire world economy with Ponzi Schemes and fraudulent accounting. Great job Mr. Gubmint, while Rome burned, you nailed a guy for doing steroids! Great use of taxpayer resources you effing morons!


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