U.S. Justice Department officials said today that Major League Baseball home run king Barry Bonds used steroids as alleged in the case of the investigation, lying to investigators, U.S. federal grand jury on suspicion of two counts of perjury and obstruction of justice prosecution.
San Francisco, California Department of Justice said in a statement, Bonds before the grand jury for infamous Bay Area Laboratory (BALCO) investigation hearing the case, because the investigator was indicted for lying.
Aged 40-year-old San Francisco Giants star Barry Bonds hit strong, blasted on August 7 this year, the 756th career home runs, breaking the former record holder Hank Aaron's 700 years of hanging 30 55 old record to become the new Division Major League home run king; but because he was doping scandal, with its arrogant attitude, the public criticism, the historical record also undermined and ridiculed.
Now Bonds is because the Bay Area Laboratory to investigate the case of officers lying, will face four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice charges. This wide-ranging scandal involving several involved in the case of baseball, and track and field's top athletes, including sprinter Marion Jones United States and Canada, including track and field star Ban Johnson.
California Department of Justice said: "Bonds in his involving the use of anabolic steroids and other enhanced physical doping case investigation, the court did not tell the truth under oath. Bonds intentionally misleading, not strong evidence for the word."
The statement said that perjury may be sentenced to five years maximum, while the crime of obstruction of justice could be sentenced to ten years maximum.
2 "San Francisco Chronicle" reporter co-author of "Game ofShadows" a book alleging that Bonds back in 1998 began taking the drugs enhance the physical.