Federal Appeals Court Upholds Bonds Conviction
FOX 47 News
A federal appeals court in San Francisco has upheld former slugger Barry Bond's obstruction of justice conviction.
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that Bonds' response to a question about whether his trainer, Greg Anderson, had ever given him any self-injectable substances was evasive and misleading.
Bonds gave the answer during testimony before a grand jury in December 2003. The grand jury was investigating performance enhancing drug use and sales among elite athletes.
Bonds is now facing 30-days' home confinement as well as two years of probation, 250 hours of community service and a $4,000 fine.
Bonds' attorneys had argued that Bonds' rambling answer to the question was not a crime