More than four years since he and Roger Clemens gave contradictory testimony to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Brian McNamee appeared before U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton over the last two days to answer questions from government prosecutors. In doing so, he provided the most pivotal testimony yet in U.S. v. Clemens. McNamee also set the table for a contentious showdown with Clemens' lawyers as they cross-examine him late this afternoon and into tomorrow.
U.S. v. Roger Clemens -- take two -- starts today in the D.C. chambers of U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton. SI.com legal analyst Michael McCann answers the key questions.
Jury selection is expected to begin Monday in the trial of former Major League pitcher Roger Clemens, nine months after the previous one ended in a mistrial.
While Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly says that her office won't file charges against Joe Paterno for not reporting the alleged child sexual abuse by former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, the 84-year-old coach could eventually face criminal charges for perjury, obstruction of justice and violating the state's Child Protective Services Law. Paterno could also become a defendant in civil lawsuits filed by Sandusky's alleged victims. Those lawsuits could allege that Paterno negligently failed to prevent a third party with whom he had a supervisory relationship (Sandusky) from committing abuse.
A U.S. district court judge granted federal prosecutors a new trial for former Major League pitcher Roger Clemens on Friday, setting a start date of April 17.
A federal judge declares a mistrial Thursday in the perjury case against ex-baseball star Roger Clemens.
"Our office is not pursuing perjury charges," says the Florida Attorney's Office
One of the prosecutors in the Casey Anthony trial said Wednesday there could be perjury charges against Casey's mother, Cindy Anthony.
For baseball fans, July signals the midpoint of America's pastime: the All-Star Game, the full swing of pennant races.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Roger Clemens' tenacious pursuit of victory on the pitcher's mound is re-emerging as he enters federal court this week to fight charges he lied about using drugs and to try to ruthlessly discredit the former friend who says he did.
Jury selection will begin on Wednesday in U.S. v. Roger Clemens, a trial that could close the door on the steroid era in baseball and lead to arguably the best pitcher in the last 30 years being sentenced to prison. Michael McCann breaks down what to expect.
Prosecutors will not pursue perjury charges against former New York Gov. David A. Paterson, who was accused of lying about accepting free tickets to the 2009 World Series, according to the district attorney.
Baseball legend Roger Clemens may get a chance to see internal documents compiled by a law firm handling a report on the illicit use of steroids that named him among possible players involved.
Baseball legend Barry Bonds was convicted Wednesday on one count of obstruction of justice, but a mistrial was declared on three counts of perjury after jurors reported they could not reach agreement.
Two courtrooms, one on the West Coast and one on the East Coast; two legendary baseball players, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens; and one game neither wants to lose: fighting charges that include perjury and obstruction of justice related to investigations of illicit steroid use.
Jurors deciding Barry Bonds' fate asked to listen again to the testimony of a key prosecution witness Friday before they recessed deliberations for the weekend in the baseball legend's perjury and obstruction of justice trial.
Barry Bonds' former trainer was freed Friday from the prison where he's been held since he refused to testify in the baseball legend's perjury trial two weeks ago.
A federal jury began deliberating the perjury and obstruction of justice case against baseball legend Barry Bonds Thursday afternoon.
Bond's former mistress Kimberly Bell testifies against the San Francisco Giants star in a perjury trial. Affiliate KGO reports.
Each year at this time, baseball loves to put on its best face. Unfortunately, this year the game's springtime face has an ugly pimple from its past that simply won't fade away.
Baseball legend Roger Clemens is accused of throwing a wild pitch as he tries to subpoena certain evidence to fight federal charges that he lied to Congress.
Attorneys for baseball great Roger Clemens are pressing their challenge to the indictment against him, once again calling it an improper "kitchen sink" of allegations stemming from an investigation into illicit steroid use.
Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to proceed with the upcoming criminal trial against baseball's Roger Clemens, saying his defense attorneys failed to establish why any charges should be dismissed.
The long-awaited trial of 46-year-old Barry Bonds, who was originally indicted in November 2007 and who now faces 11 counts of perjury and obstruction of justice, is still two months away. Pretrial hearings in the next few weeks, however, may determine whether federal prosecutors can convince a jury, beyond a reasonable doubt, that baseball's all-time leading home run hitter knowingly lied under oath about using steroids. If convicted on all counts, Bonds, who has a clean criminal record, would almost certainly face some amount of time in prison, possibly up to two and a half years.
A federal judge has delayed until next July the perjury trial of baseball great Roger Clemens after defense lawyers Wednesday asked for more time to review the prosecution's evidence in the steroids case.
On February 13, 2008, baseball great Roger Clemens denied his former trainer's allegations of steroid use.
Major league pitching legend Roger Clemens pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he lied to Congress during a 2008 investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.
CNN's American Morning talks to a panel about baseball great Roger Clemens facing perjury charges.
In a serious if unsurprising development, Roger Clemens was indicted Thursday on six counts of federal perjury, false statement and obstruction of Congress charges. While Clemens is undoubtedly worried about the prospect of a conviction and possible prison sentence -- under Title 18 of the U.S. Code, a defendant convicted on these charges may be sentenced to up to five years in prison for each count -- an indictment is a long way from a conviction. That is especially true for someone of Clemens's wealth and capacity to afford a "legal dream team."
With Barry Bonds' perjury trial postponed until later this year, the other headliner in baseball's Steroid Era takes center stage. Roger Clemens remains the subject of a grand jury proceeding, which centers on whether Clemens knowingly lied to Congress in February 2008. If the grand jury finds there is probable cause that Clemens knowingly lied, then it will indict Clemens for perjury and he would then face a federal trial. Clemens is also the plaintiff in a defamation lawsuit against his former trainer, Brian McNamee, who has been the leading source of evidence connecting Clemens to steroids. The civil lawsuit is being heard in a federal district court in Houston, Texas.
An Afghanistan native living in California has been arrested and charged with lying to federal authorities, including trying to hide a trip he took to Pakistan to visit Osama bin Laden's security coordinator.
On a day when Alex Rodriguez faced the media to answer questions about his admitted steroid use, Barry Bonds learned that potential jurors in his upcoming perjury trial cannot be asked their opinion of Rodriguez. Prosecutors had objected to the relevance of potential questions about Rodriguez on grounds that he bore no relationship to the legal charges against Bonds. U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston agreed on Tuesday to exclude such questioning.
According to The Washington Post, preliminary DNA tests of syringes provided by Roger Clemens' former personal trainer, Brian McNamee, reveal a match with Clemens' blood. Assuming the results are corroborated by additional testing, the evidence raises the likelihood that Clemens will be indicted by a grand jury and brought to trial on perjury charges in connection with an investigation into whether Clemens lied under oath to Congress last year when he denied using steroids or HGH.
Roger Clemens and his legal team may receive much-needed positive news with Tuesday's publication of Kirk Radomski's new book, Bases Loaded: The Inside Story of the Steroid Era in Baseball by the Central Figure in the Mitchell Report.
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is charged with exchanging romantic text messages with multiple women in connection with his alleged affair with his former chief of staff.
SI.com legal analyst Michael McCann has been closely following the Roger Clemens-Brian McNamee story since the release of the Mitchell Report late last year. Last week, in this story's latest legal twist, McNamee's lawyer filed a new motion to dismiss Clemens' defamation suit against him or have it moved to New York. Today McCann answers four key questions about Clemens' growing legal problems and predicts what may become of them.
Trevor Graham, who rose to fame from coaching U.S. track and field stars -- none more notable than former Olympic gold medalist Marion Jones -- will be tried this week on felony charges. Federal prosecutors claim that he knowingly lied to government officials about the use, sale and distribution of steroids from the infamous Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO).
The new indictment against Barry Bonds was expected and does not represent a major turning point in the government's case against him.
The trial of former U.S. Olympic cyclist Tammy Thomas, convicted last Friday on perjury and obstruction of justice charges, lends insight on what to expect from a likely trial of Barry Bonds.
Not guilty pleas were entered Tuesday for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former chief of staff in a scandal in which they are accused of lying under oath about an affair.
Chris Lawrence reports on the indictment of Detroit's mayor in a case involving sex, steamy text messages and a coverup.
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges they lied under oath about having an affair
Kwame Kilpatrick isn't about to resign gracefully in the face of perjury charges. In fact, there's nothing graceful about the case
The Wayne County prosecutor said Monday she is bringing perjury and other charges against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide
U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston has deemed the federal government's indictment against Barry Bonds to be duplicitous, meaning that it has unlawfully charged Bonds with two or more distinct offenses in a single count. Each count should allege only one distinct offense, such as one instance of perjury rather than multiple instances.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Roger Clemens climbed out of his Hummer on Wednesday morning, looked up at the dozen or so reporters waiting for him at an entrance to the Astros' minor league facility here and shook his head slowly, grimly, side to side. It was, undoubtedly, the most telling comment the embattled pitcher made all day.
1) Why would Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch and Kirk Radomski ask out of the hearing?
On Monday, Roger Clemens held a news conference in which he played a tape of his Friday telephone conversation with the man who has accused him of using steroids, his former trainer, Brian McNamee. SI.com's Michael McCann tackles legal questions raised by the news conference, including Clemens' options in his possible appearance before Congress.
A federal grand jury indictment on Thursday charged Barry Bonds, baseball's record home run hitter, with perjury and obstruction of justice and accused him of testing positive for performance-enhancing steroids.
1. How serious are the charges against Bonds?
If convicted, the all-time home run king could face as much as 30 years for perjury and obstruction of justice
A dispute within the Bush administration in 2004 over a secret surveillance program centered on data mining, not eavesdropping, a former government official told CNN Sunday.
Jurors in I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's perjury trial were certain of the former vice presidential aide's guilt, but they also harbored sympathy for him as a "fall guy," one of them said Tuesday after the verdict.
A federal jury Tuesday found I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby guilty of obstruction of justice, making false statements and perjury in the investigation into how Valerie Plame's identity as a CIA operative was exposed.
A judge Monday asked jurors in the I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby perjury trial to clarify a question they posed in a note to the bench as they deliberate the fate of Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff.
The judge instructed jurors in the perjury trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby to consider their "life experiences" and "the capacity of human beings to remember things they said and were told" at a later time.
The 12 jurors in the perjury trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby began deliberating late Wednesday morning.
The journalist who first revealed the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame said in federal court Monday that two top government officials were his sources.
A federal grand jury is considering whether to indict San Francisco Giants baseball star Barry Bonds for perjury because of testimony he gave to another grand jury in 2003, CNN has learned.
A federal grand jury is considering whether to indict San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds for perjury because of testimony he gave to another grand jury in 2003, CNN has learned.
With his chief political aide under investigation as part of a probe into the public unmasking of a CIA operative, President Bush is sending his staff back to school -- ethics school.
Vice President Dick Cheney's former top adviser made his first court appearance Thursday, pleading not guilty to felony charges of lying to investigators and a grand jury in the probe into a leak of a CIA agent's name.
Vice President Dick Cheney named two of his top staffer members Monday to replace I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who resigned last week after being indicted in the CIA leak investigation.
Following are selections from the indictment of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff.
A British member of parliament accused of lying to U.S. senators about his dealings with Saddam Hussein said Tuesday that he was eager to confront any criminal charges in court.
Lil' Kim will be doing a little time.
Larry Stewart, a government witness who testified against Martha Stewart, was found not guilty Tuesday on all counts of perjury.
Rap diva Lil' Kim pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to various charges stemming from a February 2001 shooting.
Alleged false testimony by a Secret Service ink expert was not central enough to the convictions of Martha Stewart and her former stockbroker, Peter Bacanovic, to warrant a new trial, federal prosecutors argued in a motion filed Thursday.
Martha Stewart asked a federal judge Thursday for a new trial, citing charges that a key government witness lied on the stand.
Martha Stewart's lawyers will ask a judge Thursday to throw out her conviction in light of recent perjury charges against a key witness in the case, according to one of her lawyers.
The blockbuster turn in the Martha Stewart case was not the first time that a key prosecution witness had been charged with lying while helping the government win criminal convictions.
Legal experts were divided Friday on whether Martha Stewart will win a new trial now that a key prosecution witness has been charged with lying on the stand.
A government witness against Martha Stewart was charged Friday with lying on the witness stand -- meaning her conviction on conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges could get thrown out.
Rapper Lil' Kim turned herself in to authorities Wednesday morning after being charged with lying to a grand jury about a three-year-old shootout between members of her entourage and those of rival rap duo Capone-N-Noreaga.
The judge in the Martha Stewart trial -- in a technical ruling that was a blow to Stewart's ex-broker Peter Bacanovic -- ruled Friday that jurors can consider a telephone log plus the testimony of a witness in deciding if Bacanovic committed perjury.
Jurors ended a second day of deliberations in the Martha Stewart trial without reaching a verdict Thursday but appeared to be focusing a charge of perjury against Stewart's former broker, Peter Bacanovic.