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Barry Bonds' house arrest stayed pending appeal

December 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Barry Bonds was sentenced on Friday to 30 days of house arrest and two years of probation, but he will remain free while he appeals his conviction for obstruction of justice.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston stayed the sentence pending Bonds' appeal, which is likely to take a year or more.

Illston also fined Bonds $4,000 for his obstruction of justice conviction arising from his grand jury appearance eight years ago.

Federal officials wanted house arrest and community service, while prosecutors asked for a 15-month prison sentence. Bonds' attorneys requested probation.

The seven-time MVP was convicted after a 12-day trial in April of trying to mislead a grand jury looking into sports doping.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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