UPDATE: Judge Gives Bonds House Arrest, Then Delays It

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Bonds will remain free and unpunished while he appeals his conviction for giving misleading testimony before a grand jury.

A federal judge handed Bonds a sentence of 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service on Friday -- then delayed the sentence pending an appeal likely to take a year or more.

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

Prosecutors wanted the home run king to spend 15 months in prison.

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It's sentencing day for Barry Bonds. The former major leaguer will find out his punishment for his obstruction of justice conviction.

Bonds provided evasive testimony to a federal grand jury investigating the Balco steroids scandal.

Government lawyers have asked the US district judge to sentence bonds to 15-months in prison.

We'll keep you updated on what happens.

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  • by sean on Dec 16, 2011 at 07:17 AM
    why does this make the news? who cares!
  • by larranaga Location: greenville on Dec 16, 2011 at 05:46 AM
    Who cares. There are more important things for the judicial system to worry about .
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2011 at 04:27 AM
    His sentence should be to go around to highschools and give speeches about the dangers of steroids.

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