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
Barry Bonds Skirts Jail
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 use among athletes, faces up to 21 months in prison.    (Noah Berger)

(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. (Read more Barry Bonds stories.)

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