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Fed Prosecutors Talk to Yankee Pitcher in Roger Clemens Probe

Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens

The feds are actively pursuing its case against baseball star Roger Clemens, trying to figure out if he lied to Congress. The question is: can Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte help make their case?

By Associated Press
WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors have interviewed Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte as they investigate whether his former teammate Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
Two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Pettitte was in Washington last week to meet with prosecutors. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation.
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Former Orioles Shortstop Miguel Tejada Charged With Lying to Congressional Investigators


The charges come as the feds continue to look into Roger Clemens and his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Tejada, who now plays for the Houston Astros, is expected to plead guilty.

By Del Quentin Wilber and Dave Sheinin
Washington Post Staff Writer
WASHINGTON — Former Baltimore Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada was charged today with lying to Congressional investigators about the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.
Federal prosecutors accused Tejada of making misrepresentations to Congressional staffers during an interview in a Baltimore hotel room focusing on the prevalence of steroids in the game.
The charge came in “a criminal information,” a document that can only be filed with the defendant’s consent and usually signals a plea deal is near. Tejada, who now plays for the Houston Astros, is scheduled to appear at 11 a.m. tomorrow in U.S. District Court in Washington, court officials said.
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Did Baseball Star Pitch the Truth? Grandy Jury Investigating Roger Clemens to See if He Lied to Congress

Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens

His integrity was questioned before. Now apparently the feds are questioning it again. Will this baseball legend pass the honesty test or become another Pete Rose?

By HOWARD FENDRICH
AP Sports Writer
WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury is investigating whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress last year, two people briefed on the matter told The Associated Press on Monday.
Both spoke on condition of anonymity because grand jury proceedings are supposed to be secret.
Congress asked the Justice Department to look into whether the seven-time Cy Young Award winner lied last February when he testified under oath at a deposition and a public House hearing that he never took illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
That contradicted the sworn testimony of his former personal trainer Brian McNamee, who said under oath that he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone.
By bringing the case to a grand jury, the Justice Department escalated the case from an FBI investigation. A grand jury allows prosecutors to get sworn testimony from witnesses and collect documents.
The grand jury’s involvement first was reported by ESPN.com.
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Ex-Congressman Lederer Busted In Abscam Scandal Dies

Congressman Raymond F. Lederer lost his seat after he was busted in the famous Abscam scandal. It was not a good way to end his political career.

FBI Abscam tape

FBI Abscam tape

By JOHN F. MORRAISON
Philadelphia Daily News
PHILADELPHIA — Raymond F. Lederer, former Democratic Congressman from Philadelphia whose political career ended when he was among 19 people caught up in the Abscam scandal of 1980, died Monday of cancer. He was 70 and lived in Fishtown.
Lederer and Michael “Ozzie” Myers were the two congressmen arrested in the federal sting operation, which used a phony Arab sheikh to offer bribes to elected officials. Three City Council members also were arrested.He was sentenced to Allenwood Prison.
After his conviction, Lederer resigned from Congress in 1981 and went to work as a roofer. However, he retained his leadership of the 18th Ward.
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