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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Baseball Steroid Probe Reporters May Have to Testify Afterall

The grand jury leaks in the baseball doping probe, (the BALCO case), previously blogged on here, make news again.  This time, two San Francisco Chronicle reporters are appealing a judge's order to tell a federal grand jury who leaked them secret testimony from Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, and other baseball players caught up in the steroid probe.  The reporters quoted from Bonds' grand jury testimony in violation of Criminal Procedure Rule 6e, the rule forbidding improper disclosure of grand jury materials.  So government officials, BALCO defendants, and their attorneys all could face perjury and obstruction of justice charges for violating Criminal Procedure Rule 6(e) which forbids improper disclosure of grand jury materials. [Michele Berry]

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