SAN FRANCISCO – Federal prosecutors will pursue a new indictment again baseball's home-run champ Barry Bonds, according to court document from U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello obtained by FOX News.
Bonds is charged with four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction for allegedly lying 19 different times during his December 2003 testimony to a grand jury investigating steroid use in professional sports.
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Last month, a federal judge ordered federal prosecutors to fix the Bonds indictment so each of the five counts against him don't include multiple alleged false statements. The court told them to either drop the alleged lies or file a new indictment containing more charges.
The original indictment cites snippets of testimony where Bonds denies ever ingesting steroids or human growth hormone. It quoted Bonds denying his personal trainer Greg Anderson ever injected him with steroids, which prosecutors alleged is a lie.
During his grand jury appearance, prosecutors also presented Bonds with a drug test showing a positive steroids result for a player they called "Barry B." Bonds said he never before saw those results.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.