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Federal Grand Jury Dismissed Without Indicting Barry Bonds

Grand Jury Dismissed
Without Indicting Bonds

While a federal grand jury was dismissed Thursday without bringing charges of perjury or tax evasion against Giants LF Barry Bonds, U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan “made it clear the case isn’t over,” according to T.J. Quinn of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. A new grand jury will be “empanelled Thursday, picking up where the grand jury that expired yesterday left off.” Ryan: “Some unanswered questions remain in this case. ... We will continue to move forward actively in this investigation –- including continuing to seek the truthful testimony of witnesses whose testimony the grand jury is entitled to hear.” Meanwhile, Bonds’ trainer, Greg Anderson, who was jailed for refusing to testify, was released from prison Thursday. His attorney, Mark Geragos, said that he was “immediately hit with another subpoena to testify” (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 7/21).

GIANT PROBLEM? Giants Managing General Partner Peter Magowan said that the investigation into Bonds “was not necessarily a burden to the organization, but conceded a conclusion to it would be welcome.” Magowan: “Until he is indicted, if he is, nothing really has changed from where it’s been. I think all of us would like to see a resolution. I mean, everybody in baseball. I’m sure the commissioner would like to see one, I’m sure Barry would like to see one, I’m sure our fans would like to see one” (L.A. TIMES, 7/21).

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