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Perjury Case Timeline: Andres Rodriguez

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on April 14, 2011

This timeline covers the events that have taken place through the Barry Bond’s perjury case. Bond’s is being tried for multiple counts of perjury in the matter regarding the illegal distribution of anabolic steroids. When the user clicks on a date, the event and a description to come along with it will appear. This allows the user to see what happened on what day and catch up with the details of the case. The information would appear as so:

Sept. 26, 2007- Barry Bond’s plays his final major league game.

Nov. 15, 2007- Bond’s indicted on 15 felony counts alleging he lied to a grand jury when denying he knowingly used anabolic steroids.

Dec. 7, 2007,- Bonds pleads not guilty

May 13, 2008- Bonds is charged in superseding indictment with 15 felony counts alleging he lied to a grand jury when he denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs and that he hampered the federal government’s doping investigation.

Nov. 24, 2008- Three charges against Bond’s are dismissed.

Dec. 4, 2008- Bonds is charged in second superseding indictment with 10 counts of making false statements plus an additional obstruction of justice charge.

Feb. 27, 2009- Bonds’ trial is delayed after federal prosecutors notify Illston they will appeal her decision to exclude evidence, including three urine tests.

June 11, 2010- Three- judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds Illston.

Feb. 10, 2011- Bonds is charged in third superseding indictment with four counts of making false statements plus an additional obstruction of justice charge. Each count carries sentence of up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Federal sentencing guidelines indicate recommended sentence of 15-to-21 months if convicted on any of the counts.

March 21, 2011- Jury of eight women and four men is seated.

March 22, 2011- Anderson, Bond’s personal trainer, is jailed on contempt citation for refusing to testify.

March 31, 2011- Former Bonds personal shopper Kathy Hoskins becomes the only person to give eyewitness testimony that Anderson injected Bonds.

April 6, 2011- Illston agrees to prosecution motion to dismiss one of the counts accusing Bonds of making a false statement. Four counts remain: three charges of making false statements and the obstruction of justice charge.

April 13, 2011 -Jury finds Barry Bonds guilty of one count of obstruction of justice. The jury failed to reach a verdict on three other counts that the home run king lied to a grand jury when he denied knowingly using steroids and human growth hormone.

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