Barry Bonds, baseball’s home run king, was sentenced Friday to two years’ probation with home confinement, plus a $4,000 fine, for giving evasive testimony to a federal grand jury eight years ago during an investigation of doping in sports.
Bonds, 47, was charged with several counts of perjury and obstruction of justice for lying during the grand jury’s probe of the Burlingame, Calif.-based Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, or BALCO, which sold banned substances to athletes.
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New Orleans rapper B.G. was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday on gun and conspiracy charges.
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said the former Hot Boy faces two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
If convicted, B.G., real name Christopher Dorsey, could face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the gun charges and up to 20 years and a $250,000 fine on the conspiracy charge.
The charges stem from a 2009 traffic stop, where officers recovered three guns, two of the guns were reported stolen.
B.G. was arrested along with two others, Demounde Pollard and Jerod Fedison.
According to reports, B.G. conspired to obstruct justice by “inducing Demounde Pollard to sign a false affidavit attesting that Dorsey did not possess three firearms on Nov. 3, 2009.”
Letten stated that, both Pollard and Fedison have pleaded guilty in the case and are awaiting sentencing.