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Jury Back For Deliberations In Clemens Trial

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Roger Clemens, June 11, 2012 (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News)

Roger Clemens, June 11, 2012 (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News)

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By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Jurors have resumed deliberations in the Roger Clemens perjury trial following a four-day break.

They reconvened Monday morning after deliberating for just a few hours last week.

Jurors didn’t meet last Thursday or Friday because U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton had a long-scheduled speaking engagement in New Orleans. He said he would have canceled his trip, but some jurors also already had commitments for those days.

Clemens is charged with lying to Congress in 2008 when he denied using steroids or human growth hormone.

The former pitcher faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine if convicted on all six counts _ but would probably get only 15 months to 21 months under U.S. sentencing guidelines.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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