Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Barry Bonds to be sentenced for obstruction of justice

Photo: Former baseball player Barry Bonds leaving federal court in San Francisco back in April. Credit: Noah Berger / Associated PressFormer San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds may be confined to his home, imprisoned for 15 months or placed on probation when he is sentenced Friday for giving evasive testimony to  a federal grand jury investigating sports doping.

U.S.  District Judge Susan Illston, who presided over Bonds’ perjury trial earlier this year, has sentenced other athletes convicted of lying during the steroid investigation to probation and home confinement. Distributors of  steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs have received prison sentences of three to four months.

Bonds, baseball’s homerun record holder, was tried for lying to a federal grand jury in 2003 that was investigating a Bay Area laboratory that was selling banned substances to athletes. A jury last April deadlocked on all the charges except one—a federal obstruction of justice count for being evasive.


Tanker fire: 60 Freeway could reopen Friday afternoon

Atheists 'hijack' Nativity display in Santa Monica, critics say

Paris Jackson living 'normal' life since father's death, doctor's trial

--Maura Dolan

Photo: Barry Bonds leaving federal court in San Francisco in April. Credit: Noah Berger / Associated Press

Comments () | Archives (0)


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.


Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: