BARRY BONDS PLACED ON PROBATION FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

Barry Bonds was sentenced to two years probation and one month of house arrest for obstructing justice by giving evasive answers to questions put to him when he testified before the grand jury investigating Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative’s distribution of steroids to sport stars. He will also do 250 hours of community service and pay a $4000 fine. The sentence was stayed pending appeal. He was convicted on one counot of obstructing justice last April. The jury hung on three […] Read more »

BARRY BONDS CONVICTED OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

The jury convicted Barry Bonds of obstruction of justice and it hung on three counts of perjury. The government will have a chance to retry the perjury counts but it may pass on another trial and be satisfied with the obstruction conviction. The indictment alleged that the obstruction was committed by evasive answers before the Grand Jury. Bond’s legal team has asked Judge Illston to throw out the conviction. Certainly a conviction for being evasive is a lot weaker without […] Read more »

CHANGES IN CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Recently California Courts have taken some steps towards correcting a situation in which parolees with indeterminate sentences were rarely if ever released from prison. Prior to the California Supreme Court’s August 2008 decision in In re Lawrence the Board of Parole Hearings and the governors had a free hand in dealing with parolees. Rarely did the courts set standards governing the release of parolees. As a result the chances of a prisoner with an indeterminate sentences getting parole was practically […] Read more »

SNITCHES COME OUT AGAINST BARRY BONDS

A couple of weeks ago we raised the question as to whether the U. S Attorney’s case against Barry Bonds for lying to the Grand Jury was based on inadmissible hearsay. It is alleged that Bonds lied to the grand jury when he testified that he had not knowingly taken steroids and he had not received any injections from his trainer, Greg Anderson. But now, according to The San Francisco Chronicle,, former San Francisco Giants catcher, Bobby Estalella has told […] Read more »

THE CASE AGAINST BARRY BONDS

The government released today a series of documents which it wants to introduce at Barry Bond’s trial. Bonds, the former San Francisco Giant and holder for the most home runs is charged with obstruction of justice and lying to a grand jury. When he was called before the BALCO grand jury he said that he did not knowingly use steroids. The evidence provided by the government today seems to indicate that Bonds took steroids but there is no direct evidence […] Read more »