Tuesday May 13, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Bonds hasn't seen a single fastball
this season, but he's just been thrown a curve. Federal prosecutors have filed a new indictment against baseball's numerical home run king, charging him with 14 counts of lying to a grand jury and one count of obstruction when he denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs.
Bonds originally was charged with four counts of perjury and one
count of obstruction of justice last November. Three months later,
U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ordered prosecutors to rework the
indictment so that each charge alleges only one lie rather than
lumping several alleged falsehoods into single counts.
The new indictment doesn't add any new alleged falsehoods.
The case against Bonds is still built on whether he lied when he
told the grand jury that his personal trainer Greg Anderson never
supplied him with steroids and human growth hormone.