File - In this Wednesday, April 13, 2011 photo, former baseball player Barry Bonds leaves federal court in San Francisco, after being found guilty of one count of obstruction of justice. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday formally dropped what was left of its criminal case against Major League Baseball career home run leader Barry Bonds over allegations he received performance-enhancing drugs, ending a nearly decade-long prosecution of one of the most famous American athletes.The prosecution of Bonds for obstruction of justice ended quietly with the Justice Department's one-paragraph court filing announcing that its solicitor general would not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a lower court's reversal of Bonds' felony conviction.An 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned that conviction in April.Bonds attorney Dennis Riordan declined to comment early Tuesday, saying he needed to speak with his client before discussing the case publicly.Bonds was called before a grand jury investigating BALCO in 2003 .After the 2011 trial and conviction, a federal judge sentenced Bonds to 30 days of home confinement, two years of probation, 250 hours of community service in youth-related activities and a $4,000 fine.
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