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Grand Jury Reduces Charges In Barry Bonds Trial

By Bryan Rose

Anytime you’re facing less charges, it’s a good day I suppose. But things still wont be easy for Bonds who still faces four counts of lying to a grand jury.

The prosecution dropped six of the ten charges they leaned on Bonds (the fourth revision of charges) and Bonds was asked to enter a new plea to those charges.

On Friday, a day after the new charges were unveiled, a Federal judge overlooked whether a recording of an expletive-filled conversation about drug testing, Bonds and injections could be used by the government. There was no word on the judges findings.

Each charge holds a maximum sentence of ten years – though most experts believe the prosecution will have a difficult time proving the perjury counts beyond a reasonable doubt.

The trial beings March 21st.