The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California filed a dismissal last week of its remaining charges against former San Francisco Giants slugger and outfielder, Barry Bonds, as reported by the Associated Press. Bonds was convicted in April on one count of obstruction of justice. However, a mistrial was declared on the three counts of perjury against Bonds.
The dismissal has spared Bonds a second trial. However, the trial judge has upheld his obstruction conviction. Bonds’ recommended sentencing range is 15 to 21 months’ imprisonment, but the court may impose a lesser sentence at sentencing.