Grand Jury Looking At Clemens Case

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Two people briefed on the matter tell The
Associated Press a federal grand jury in Washington is
investigating the Roger Clemens perjury case.

The two spoke on condition of anonymity because grand jury
proceedings are supposed to be secret.

ESPN.com first reported the grand jury's involvement.

Congress asked the Justice Department last year to look into
whether the seven-time Cy Young Award winner lied when he testified
under oath at a deposition and a public House hearing that he never
took performance-enhancing drugs.

By bringing the case to a grand jury, the Justice Department
escalates the case from an FBI investigation. A grand jury allows
prosecutors to get sworn testimony from witnesses and collect
documents.



 
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