Two weeks after a federal judge declared a mistrial in Roger Clemens' perjury and obstruction of justice trial, attorneys for the baseball great filed a motion to dismiss the federal charges against him once and for all.
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens saw a premature end to his perjury trial after a judge declared a mistrial. With a new trial still possible, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton struck down the case after the prosecution presented evidence to the jury that the judge had already thrown out.
Former Pittsburgh Pirate outfielder Barry Bonds was convicted of federal charges related to his testimony about steroid use in baseball earlier this month. Roger Clemens is facing similar charges in federal court. In December, we noted that Clemens' trial was being postponed in order for his defense team to review the approximately 54,000 pages of evidence that could be used against him in his trial. Clemens is facing obstruction and perjury charges regarding testimony about his use of performance enhancing drugs he gave in Congressional hearings in 2008.
Roger Clemens, the former Major League pitcher who won 354 games in his 24-season career, won a small victory in court today- three more months to prepare his defense against federal felony charges. Clemens is accused of lying to Congress in February 2008 when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs, including steroids and human growth hormone (HGH.)