Wednesday, February 14, 2007

BULLETIN: Chron's Balco reporters off the hook

The AP moved a "news alert" at 3:52 p.m. that the two San Francisco Chronicle reporters will avoid jail time after a lawyer pleaded guilty to leaking them secret grand jury documents from the BALCO steroids investigation. Troy Ellerman pleaded guilty to leaking the information, lying to prosecutors, obstructing justice and disobeying a court order not to disclose grand jury information, according to a plea agreement filed in federal court in San Francisco today.

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