Barry Bonds Skirts Jail
He was sentenced to 30 days of house arrest, but sentence was delayed
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 16, 2011 2:07 PM CST
Former baseball player Barry Bonds arrives at federal court for sentencing on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in San Francisco. Bonds, convicted in April of obstructing a government investigation into steroid...   (Noah Berger)
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(Newser) – Barry Bonds will remain free and unpunished while he appeals his conviction for giving misleading testimony before a grand jury. A federal judge handed Bonds a sentence of 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation, and 250 hours of community service today—then delayed the sentence pending an appeal likely to take a year or more. The judge also fined Bonds $4,000 for his obstruction of justice conviction arising from his grand jury appearance eight years ago. Prosecutors wanted the home run king to spend 15 months in prison.