Criminal Justice

Well, at Least Those Four Guys Went to Jail for a Combined Seven Months a Few Years Back

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Do you know how much the BALCO steroids investigation–which is lurching toward Barry Bonds' perjury/obstruction trial in March–has cost taxpayers so far? At least $55 million, that's how much. And, and as mentioned in this space 13 months ago, the underlying case has long since wrapped up, with combined sentences of the guilty only half that served by Bonds' personal trainer for refusing to testify against his boss in front of one of the several grand juries convened for the purposes of shaming a hated athlete.

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