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SBD/Issue 142/Law & Politics
Federal Grand Jury Looking Into Barry Bonds Perjury Charge
Published April 18, 2006
|Bonds Under Investigation
For Possible Perjury
MLB: In N.Y., Jack Curry reported the perjury-investigation report “was discussed internally by [MLB] officials on Friday.” If Bonds is found guilty of perjury, “or even tax evasion, [MLB Commissioner Bud] Selig could act to address Bonds’ records in some manner” (N.Y. TIMES, 4/15). When asked about the perjury investigation, Selig said it is “inappropriate for me to comment on it and, frankly, there is nothing for me to comment on. Obviously, grand jury testimony is supposed to be secret.” Selig added MLB’s steroid investigator George Mitchell and his staff “are monitoring things” (MLB.com, 4/15).
BALCO BUNCH: Yankees RF Gary Sheffield and 1B Jason Giambi, who also testified before the BALCO grand jury in ’03, said that they “have not been subpoenaed” (USA TODAY, 4/17). Rufus Williams, who reps Sheffield, said, “I don’t know why he would be [subpoenaed]. There has been a lot of speculation from people but I’ve seen nothing that would indicate that anything has changed from what’s happened in the past” (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/16).