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Monday, June 18, 2012 - 16:32
Former major league pitcher Roger Clemens was found not guilty of perjury in federal court in Washington, D.C. today.
Clemens faced six criminal charges in a trial to decide whether he lied to Congress about using performance enhancing drugs during his baseball career. Clemens was charged with with one count of Obstruction of Congress, three counts of making a false statement and two counts of perjury.
This was Clemens' second trial on federal charges of lying to a Congressional Committee in 2008. His first trial ended in a mistrial.
Jurors deliberated for a total of 10 hours before reaching their decision.