Barry Bonds Was Charged Thursday With Perjury

Barry Bonds was charged Thursday with perjury and obstruction of justice, making him the latest in a string of high-profile defendants charged with lying to federal investigators.

Here's a look at some other cases and the outcome:

- Marion Jones: The three-time Olympic gold medalist pleaded guilty in October to lying to federal investigators in 2003 when she denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Prosecutors have said Jones is likely to face a maximum of six months in prison when she is sentenced in January.

- I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby: The former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney was convicted in March of lying and obstructing a leak investigation that shook the top levels of the Bush administration. He was sentenced to 2½ years in prison, but President Bush commuted Libby's sentence, which Bush criticized as too harsh.

- Martha Stewart: The domestic style icon was convicted in 2004 of obstructing justice and lying to the government about a stock sale. She served five months in prison and five months of home confinement.

- Lil' Kim: The Grammy-winning rapper who was born Kimberly Jones was sentenced in 2005 to one year and one day in prison for lying to a federal grand jury about a 2001 shootout outside a Manhattan radio station.

- Chris Webber: The NBA star was accused in 2002 of lying to a grand jury about receiving money from a booster when he played at the University of Michigan. Webber pleaded guilty in 2003 to a lesser charge, criminal contempt, and was fined $100,000.

- C. O. Bradford: The former Houston police chief was charged in 2002 with perjury stemming from his testimony at an officer's disciplinary hearing. Bradford was suspended with pay following his indictment, but the case was thrown out by a judge for lack of evidence.

- Mark Fuhrman: When testifying in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, the former Los Angeles police detective denied under oath that he had used a racial epithet. He later pleaded no contest to a perjury charge and was sentenced to probation and fined $200.

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