A federal jury found Barry Bonds guilty of one count of obstruction of justice for giving an evasive answer under oath to a Grand Jury more than seven years ago. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston declared a mistrial on the remaining three counts of making false statements, those being that he never knowingly received steroids or human growth hormone.
Judge Illston set a date of May 20, 2011, for a status conference wherein Bonds’ lawyers will try to persuade the Judge to toss out the lone conviction, while Federal prosecutors in the interim will decide whether it is worth the time and expense to retry Bonds.
Barry Bonds could face 10 years in prison on the conviction of obstruction of justice; however, federal guidelines call for 15-21 months sentence.
Next up – Roger Clemens.