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Justice Department is Dropping Its Battle Against Barry Bonds

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

After a long, drawn out legal battle with former baseball slugger Barry Bonds, the Justice Department is waving the white flag.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the Justice Department announced Tuesday that it was not going to challenge the reversal of Bonds’ 2011 felony conviction that he obstructed justice when he gave a grand jury a long, evasive answer in 2003 when asked if personal trainer Greg Anderson ever injected him with steroids.

Bonds served his sentence, 30 days of home confinement, while he awaited his appeal. In April, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled 10-1 to reverse his conviction.

The Justice Department was left with the option of appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, which was probably unlikely to hear the case.

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