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Judge tells reporters they must testify

Aug. 5, 2006 at 9:08 PM   |   Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A federal judge says two San Francisco Chronicle reporters must testify about their sources for leaked grand jury testimony on steroid use in sports.

Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams reported on the BALCO scandal in 2004. New grand juries are investigating leaks of testimony and whether Giants star Barry Bonds committed perjury.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White said at a hearing Friday that there are no federal precedents that would allow the two reporters to avoid testifying, the Chronicle reported.

Williams said he expects to win on appeal.

"If the court decides that they want to send us to jail for this, that's what happens," said Fainaru-Wada. "There's no other option."

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