Lessons From 9th Circ.'s Barry Bonds Decision

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT) -- When Barry Bonds was indicted in 2007 in connection with an investigation into the distribution of performance-enhancing drugs to professional athletes, the charges focused on allegations that the former Major League Baseball star had testified falsely to a grand jury regarding his own experience with various banned substances.[1]

Indeed, four of the five counts in the original indictment charged Bonds with making false declarations to a grand jury, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1623(a), and each specified the testimony that was alleged to have been...
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