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Wednesday
Apr132011

Barry Bonds Found Guilty of Obstruction of Justice

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A jury determined Wednesday that former baseball player Barry Bonds is guilty on one of four charges, but they were deadlocked on the other three charges.

Bonds, found guilty on one charge of obstruction of justice, was also charged with three counts of lying to a grand jury.

Prosecutors in the case tried to prove that Bonds -- a former player for the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants who holds the record for the most career home runs -- lied to a grand jury in 2003 when he said that he never knowingly took performance-enhancing drugs.

The obstruction of justice charge arose from Bonds' unwillingness to cooperate in the government's federal steroid investigation into the former Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO).

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