Barry Bonds Trial: Remaining 3 Counts Dismissed

The three remaining charges against Barry Bonds have been dropped.

U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag filed notice in federal court Wednesday that three counts of perjury against the former MLB slugger for making false statements to a grand jury were being dismissed.

Bonds was convicted in April of obstruction of justice for being evasive during his 2003 grand jury testimony in the BALCO steroids case.

He is scheduled to be sentenced December 16 on that charge after U.S. District Judge Susan Illston upheld the ruling last Friday, denying Bonds' request for a new trial.

The 12-member jury that convicted him on that count failed to reach a verdict on the three perjury charges, which alleged Bonds lied to the grand jury when he denied that he knowingly used steroids.

A mistrial was declared on those counts, which have now been dropped.

Bonds, as you might remember, is a seven-time MVP, eight-time Gold Glove winner, 14-time All-Star and two-time batting champion. He was very good.

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