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.