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Clemens Gets A Gift

July 15, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

Roger Clemens evidently got lucky thanks to a mistrial.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Durham is shown action during the Roger Clemens perjury trial in this artist rendering.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Durham is shown in action during the Roger Clemens perjury trial in this artist rendering.

From The NY Daily News

Years of investigation, research and preparation were put in jeopardy Thursday when the government made a key error in the Roger Clemens perjury trial and Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial.

Just weeks from a verdict that would have either set Clemens free, or, as Walton said in the courtroom Thursday, sent him to prison, the questions on everyone’s mind are:

How badly did the government screw it up? And what happens next?

As the shock of the judge’s ruling subsided, legal experts raised the possibility of several different outcomes, ranging from a dismissal on the grounds of double jeopardy (not likely, most say) to a plea agreement between the government and Clemens (more likely Friday than it was Thursday, in the wake of Walton’s pointed message to Clemens that he would most definitely be going to jail should he be convicted).

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