The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges appeared troubled by a host of factors, including what may have been an overbroad use of obstruction laws to snag the former San Francisco Giant for giving evasive testimony to a federal grand jury more than a decade ago.
“I find your reading of the (obstruction of justice) statute absolutely alarming,” 9th Circuit Judge William Fletcher remarked to assistant U.S. attorney Merry Jean Chan at one point.
That conviction has now been overturned.
BREAKING: Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction reversed by 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals
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