Entertainment & Sports Law

Barry Bonds Gets Probation, 30 Days House Arrest, Both Stayed During Appeal, in Obstruction Case

Famed baseball slugger Barry Bonds got 30 days of home confinement and two years of probation today, both stayed while he appeals his federal conviction earlier this year for obstruction of justice.

The all-time home run leader also was ordered by U.S. District Judge Susan Illston to perform 250 hours of community service and pay a $4,000 fine for giving evasive testimony eight years ago to a federal grand jury investigating the use of performance-enhancing substances in major league baseball, the New York Times reports.

The prosecution in the San Francisco case had sought a 15-month prison term for Bonds.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Barry Bonds Re-Charged in Steroids-Related Perjury Case”

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