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9 months later, Clemens back for perjury retrial

9 months later, Clemens back for perjury retrial

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Apr 16, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the retrial of Roger Clemens.

Clemens is back in court nine months after the first attempt by the government to prove that the seven-time Cy Young Award winner lied when he denied using steroids and human growth hormone before Congress in 2008.

Only two witnesses had been called last July when U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial. Walton said that prosecutors had made a gaffe that even a "first-year law student" wouldn't make.

The second is expected to last  four weeks to six weeks. U.S. sentencing guidelines suggest Clemens would receive up to 15 months to 21 months in prison if found guilty on all six counts.
 

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.