Feds rewrite case against Bonds

March 19, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The federal government has decided to re-file the case against Barry Bonds, since a judge found technical problems with the previous charges.

Prosecutors insist Bonds lied to a grand jury at least 19 times about taking performance-enhancing drugs. But last month a federal judge said the case was too broad and would have to be re-filed.

Wednesday, U.S. attorneys said they would seek a superseding indictment, which ABC7's Legal Analyst Dean Johnson says will involve presenting it to a new grand jury.

The original charges could have resulted in a thirty-year prison sentence.