December 16, 2011 12:53 pm
Federal prosecutors in the Barry Bonds perjury trial said that his sentence of home confinement for a conviction on obstruction of justice was “almost laughable.”
U.S. Atty. Matthew A. Parrella strongly objected to Bonds’ probationary sentence, saying it amounted to “a slap on the wrist.” The former San Francisco Giants star was sentenced Friday to two years’ probation, 30-day home confinement, 250 hours of community service and a $4,000 fine.
Parrella also noted that Bonds would be confined to his 50,000-square-foot Beverly Hills home.
U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston immediately stayed Bonds’ sentence pending an appeal.
Illston said the jury “got it exactly right” in convicting the baseball slugger of a single count of obstruction of justice.
But Illston added that she also was impressed with Bonds’ history of charitable actions, which she said he performed out of the public eye.
But Parrella objected to a probation officer’s recommendation for probation, saying Bonds’ evasive testimony before a federal grand jury reflected a long-established pattern of deceit.
“The defendant lived basically a double life for decades before this. He was well-versed in misleading people,’ Parrella said. “He had mistresses throughout his entire married life, through two marriages.”
But Illston interejected: “He wasn’t convicted for [adultery].”
Bonds, baseball’s home run king, was convicted of obstruction in April for giving evasive testimony to a federal grand jury eight years ago during an investigation of doping in sports.
Bonds was charged with several counts of perjury and obstruction of justice for lying during the grand jury’s probe of the Burlingame, Calif.-based Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, or BALCO, which sold banned substances to athletes.
The trial jury deadlocked on the perjury charges.
Federal sentencing guidelines recommend 15 to 21 months in prison for obstruction, but probation officials said Bonds’ offense warranted much less.
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
21997 26541 46
his path of destiny = 46 = Personal history. The past.
Barry Bonds was born on July 24th, 1964 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_bonds
July 24th, 1964
7 + 24 +1+9+6+4 = 51 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Be honest. Get a lawyer.
July 24th, 1964
7 + 24 +2+0+1+1 = 35 = his personal year (from July 24th, 2011 to July 23rd, 2012) = Weary. Duration. How long?
35 year + 11 (November) = 46 = his personal month (from November 24th, 2011 to December 23rd, 2011) = Time. On schedule. Personal history. The past.
[When his number (46 (his path of destiny)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience. So this is his month!!!]
46 month + 16 (16th of the month on Friday December 16th, 2011) = 62 = his personal day = confined to his 50,000-square-foot Beverly Hills home for 30 days.
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