Barry Bonds Asks 9th Circ. To Strike Obstruction Conviction

Law360, San Francisco (February 13, 2013, 4:04 PM EST) -- Barry Bonds urged the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to dismiss his obstruction of justice conviction in a federal investigation of steroid use in professional baseball, arguing that a statement the slugger made before answering grand jury questions about whether he injected steroids wasn't obstructive.

A California federal jury deadlocked on three perjury charges against the ex-San Francisco Giants star, leading the government to drop those charges, but ultimately found him guilty of obstruction of justice for answering a question about self-injectable steroids with a seemingly irrelevant...
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