Perjury Retrial Would Be Double Jeopardy: Clemens

Law360, New York (July 29, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT) -- Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens asked a District of Columbia federal judge on Friday to bar retrial of criminal charges that he lied to Congress when he testified in 2008 that he did not use steroids or human growth hormone.

Clemens argues that the indictment against him — obstruction of a congressional committee's investigation, making false statements to Congress and perjury — should be dismissed and that retrial of the claims would violate the Constitution's prohibition against double jeopardy.

“When prosecutors act in a...
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