Former Yankees Pitcher and 7-Time Cy Young Award Winner Roger Clemens Acquitted On All Counts in Federal Perjury/Obstruction Prosecution

Former Yankees Pitcher and 7-Time Cy Young Award Winner Roger Clemens Acquitted On All Counts in Federal Perjury/Obstruction Prosecution

The Federal criminal story of the week is the acquittal of former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on two counts of perjury, three counts of making false statements and one count of obstructing Congress. The charges against Clemens arose from his testimony before Congress in 2008. The first trial of Clemens ended in a mistrial in July of last year.

Jury Gets to Ask Questions in the Roger Clemens Perjury Trial

Interesting stuff from the Roger Clemens perjury trial in Washington. For the non-sports fans, Clemens was the greatest baseball pitcher of his generation. He pitched for the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees and Astros. But he (allegedly) took performance enhancing drugs and lied to Congress about it. Federal perjury charges followed.

LXBN This Week Ep. 3: Facebook’s IPO, Oracle V. Google, POM’s “Juice Wars” And U.S. V. Roger Clemens

By | LXBN | May 29, 2012
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After some time away, and coming at you after the long holiday weekend, we have the third installment of LXBN This Week, where LXBN editors Colin O’Keefe and Jared Sulzdorf run down the most talked about and most interesting stories on the LexBlog Network over the past week. In this week’s episode, they discuss the many different angles on Facebook’s big initial public offering, the big Oracle/Google battle over Android, POM Wonderful v. Coca-Cola and the second go-around in the Roger Clemens perjury trial.

Almost Live from Roger Clemens’ Trial

By | The Corporate Observer | April 24, 2012

Yesterday, I took a trip across town to the U.S. District Courthouse here in Washington, DC to see the show. What show, you ask? Roger Clemens—“The Rocket,” as he’s known in baseball circles—is on trial for perjury. Yesterday was the opening act: jury selection and some evidentiary issues in the morning, supposedly followed by both opening arguments in the afternoon.

Openings in Two High Profile Criminal Trials: Clemens & Edwards

In former Senator John Edwards’ trial, opening statements have concluded and Edwards’ former staffer, Andrew Young, is currently on the stand, according to the Greensboro, North Carolina, News & Record. Assistant United States Attorney David Harbach emphasized Edwards’ deception and manipulation of those around him in order to preserve his chance to become President.

Whether or Not a Waste of Time/Money, Clemens Retrial Continues

Whether or Not a Waste of Time/Money, Clemens Retrial Continues

The Roger Clemens [re]trial officially kicked off on Monday, though it still has yet to get started. Today marks day three of jury selection. New York Daily News sports investigative reporters Michael O’Keeffe and Nathaniel Vinton are tweeting live covereage of jury selection from the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, D.C. (@NYDNSportsITeam).

Roger Clemens to Face Second Trial for Perjury After Mistrial

Even though the US Attorneys’ Office committed an error in the first trial for perjury, Roger Clemens will be facing another trial for perjury for allegedly lying to Congress (Clemens faces second perjury trial in April).

US District Judge Reggie Walton set a new trial date of April 17, in the opening weeks of the 2012 baseball season, on charges Clemens lied under oath to Congress in 2008 when denying he took performance-enhancing drugs.

Roger Clemens Attorneys File Motion to Dismiss Indictment – Can He Get a Fair Trial?

Roger Clemens Attorneys File Motion to Dismiss Indictment – Can He Get a Fair Trial?

In the world of “star justice,” Roger Clemens’ trial for lying to Congress started out looking like “must see TV.” It quickly fell apart and the court declared a mistrial based on the failure of the prosecutors to play by the rules. Only six days into the trial, and on only the second day of testimony, prosecutors apparently defied a court order and presented prejudicial hearsay testimony the judge had already barred from trial. The judge specifically found that the government’s conduct had placed the case in a posture where Clemens could not get a fair trial from the seated jury. But could he get a fair trial from another jury? Will the government get a second chance to convict the baseball superstar?