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Barry Bonds Gets 30 Days House Arrest, Two Years Probation; Sentence Stayed Pending Appeal

Source: CNN

Baseball legend Barry Bonds was sentenced Friday to two years of probation for an obstruction of justice conviction in connection with his 2003 testimony to a federal grand jury investigating pro athletes’ illegal steroids use.

The sentence, which also includes a $4,000 fine, will be put on hold pending an appeal.

The sentencing came in a San Francisco federal courtroom near the ballpark where he broke Hank Aaron’s major league home run record in 2007. Federal prosecutors had wanted Bonds, 47, to serve 15 months in prison, according to a sentencing memo filed in court earlier this month.

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