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Jury resumes deliberations Monday in Clemens perjury trial after 4-day break

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens leaves federal court in Washington on June 6, 2012. Jurors have resumed deliberations in the perjury trial following a four-day break. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP - Manuel Balce Ceneta
June 18, 2012 - 11:38 AM

WASHINGTON - Jurors have resumed deliberations in the Roger Clemens perjury trial following a four-day break.

They reconvened Monday morning after deliberating for just a few hours last week.

Jurors didn't meet last Thursday or Friday because U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton had a long-scheduled speaking engagement in New Orleans. He said he would have cancelled his trip, but some jurors also already had commitments for those days.

Clemens is charged with lying to Congress in 2008 when he denied using steroids or human growth hormone.

The former pitcher faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine if convicted on all six counts — but would probably get only 15 months to 21 months under U.S. sentencing guidelines.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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