Barry Bonds has been convicted in Federal Court of one count of obstruction of justice. The jury found Major League Baseball’s all-time leader in homeruns guilty of impeding a grand jury investigation concerning the distribution of illegal steroids. Bonds had maintained his innocence throughout the investigation leading up to his trial, but did not testify at the trial.
In fact, his defense did not call a single witness to testify after the Federal government had rested.
Meanwhile, the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on the three other remaining counts of perjury. The government had charged Bonds with committing perjury when he previously testified before a grand jury. In front of the jury, Bonds had denied knowingly being injected with steroids. However, the government maintained that Bonds lied. Since the jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision, the Judge declared a mistrial as to these three counts. Bonds will return to Court in May, as his attorneys will bring a motion asking the Judge to throw out the lone guilty verdict of obstruction.
It will definitely be interesting to see how the Judge rules on the defense’s motion as well as what, if anything, Bonds gets sentenced to. Wallin and Klarich will continue to follow this very closely. If you or a loved one is facing any type of criminal charge, it is important to hire an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney! Wallin and Klarich has been in the business of helping people with their criminal matters in their time of need for over 30 years and we would like to help you with yours!
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