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Bonds' Chances To Beat Charges

Publication Date: 
November 17, 2007
San Jose Mercury News
Howard Mintz

Professor Robert Weisberg is quoted in the San Jose Mercury News about the likelihood of Barry Bonds beating the current perjury charges against him:

"This is just one of those cases that is difficult," said Robert Weisberg, a Stanford University law professor. "The particular difficulty here is how much deniability Bonds had."

Weisberg and other legal experts say that because prosecutors must prove Bonds knowingly lied under oath, there is greater possibility than most criminal trials that he would take the witness stand to give his account.

"This would be a somewhat difficult case for him to not testify," Weisberg said. "The temptation to put him on the stand might be particularly strong."