9th Circ. Affirms Barry Bonds Obstruction Conviction

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT) -- Barry Bonds struck out Friday in his appeal of a conviction for obstructing a federal investigation of steroid use in professional baseball, as the Ninth Circuit ruled that a statement he made in grand jury testimony could be obstructive even if it was factually true.

A three-judge appellate panel affirmed Bonds's April 2011 conviction on a single count of obstruction of justice, finding the slugger's statement describing his life as a celebrity child — in response to a question asking whether his trainer ever gave him...
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