SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- There have been changes made to the
original indictment handed up against Barry Bonds last November.
A grand jury today has indicted the home run king on 14 counts
of giving false declarations to a grand jury in 2003 and one count
of obstruction of justice. No new lies were alleged in the new
Bonds originally was charged with four counts of perjury and one
count of obstruction of justice. But in February, U.S. District
Judge Susan Illston ordered prosecutors to rework the indictment so
that each charge alleges only one lie rather than lumping several
alleged falsehoods into single counts.
The case against Bonds is still built on whether he lied when he
told the grand jury that his personal trainer Greg Anderson never
supplied him with steroids and human growth hormone.