Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Jurors will resume deliberations in the Roger Clemens perjury trial after a four-day break.
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, left, gestures as he leaves Federal Court in Washington with sons, Kacy, center back, and Kody, right, in this June 12, 2012, photo.
They received the case late Tuesday afternoon and then deliberated for 3½ hours Wednesday before breaking for the week. Jurors didn't meet last Thursday or Friday because U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton had a long-scheduled speaking engagement in New Orleans. He said he would have canceled his trip, but some jurors also already had commitments for those days.
Clemens is charged with lying to Congress in 2008 when he denied using steroids or human growth hormone.
The former pitcher faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine if convicted on all six counts — but would probably get only 15 months to 21 months under U.S. sentencing guidelines.