Bonds appears in court, asks to keep two lawyers

Updated: December 21, 2007, 8:55 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds told a judge Friday that he wants two top-notch Bay Area defense lawyers to head his legal team even though they previously represented potential witnesses against the slugger.

Bonds, who is charged with perjury and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying to a federal grand jury about his steroid use, appeared briefly in U.S. District Court after prosecutors raised conflict-of-interest concerns about defense attorneys Allan Ruby and Cris Arguedas.


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