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No indictment yet for Barry Bonds

July 20, 2006 at 9:56 PM   |   Comments

SAN FRANSCISCO, Calif., July 20 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury in San Francisco finished its business Thursday without indicting slugger Barry Bonds for his testimony in the BALCO steroids scandal.

Federal prosecutors said the investigation will continue into, whether the San Francisco Giants' slugger committed perjury, and there is a question about whether he was guilty of tax evasion on profits from numerous book signings.

"We are not seeking an indictment today in connection with the ongoing steroid-related investigation, and have postponed that decision for another day in light of some recent developments," said Kevin Ryan, U.S. Attorney for Northern California, in a statement. "Some unanswered questions remain in this case (and) we intend to pursue the answers to those questions."

Bonds is a seven-time National League MVP, and is second on baseball's all-time home run list with 721. He is 34 homers short of the all-time mark, 755, set by Hank Aaron.

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