Bonds Hit With New Indictment

Revised charges are essentially the same: He lied about steroids
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 9:25 PM CDT
In this Dec. 21, 2007 file photo, Barry Bonds arrives at the Philip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco. Federal prosecutors have filed a new indictment against Bonds.   (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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(Newser) – The feds filed a new indictment against Barry Bonds today, charging him with 14 counts of perjury for allegedly lying when he told a grand jury that he never used performance-enhancing drugs and one count of obstructing the government's investigation, ESPN reports. The charges are essentially the same ones lodged against baseball's home-run king in November, before a judge ordered prosecutors to rewrite the original five-count indictment.

"It's exactly the same," a law professor at Golden Gate University told the AP. "It's two ways of saying it's lying and there's really no substantial difference between what he was charged with then and what he is charged with now."