The Los Angeles Times reports:
Bonds was charged with four federal felony counts for denying under oath in 2003 that he had knowingly used steroids or human growth hormones and for maintaining that his personal trainer, Greg Anderson, had never injected him.Read the full story at the Los Angeles Times.
The probe that ensnared Bonds began with an investigation of a Bay Area laboratory that was selling illegal performance enhancing drugs to professional athletes and expanded to include athletes who lied to investigators. Bonds, holder of baseball's hallowed record for most home runs, was the probe's highest profile quarry.
Each count against Bonds had a possible maximum sentence of 10 years, but federal sentencing guidelines recommend 15 to 21 months in prison for a conviction. Many legal analysts had expected Bonds to be sentenced to home confinement if convicted.
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