So a federal judge on Friday sentenced home run king Barry Bonds to 30 days in a Beverly Hills mansion and two years of probation for offering evasive testimony before a grand jury in a federal steroids probe.
Oh, and Bonds was also fined $4,000 and was ordered to serve 250 hours of community service.
And all of that is pending the Serra alum’s appeal of his April conviction on obstruction of justice charges.
We all have our opinions about whether Bonds got a light sentence or was unfairly targeted by prosecutors.
But now that this ordeal is finally over, it’s worth asking whether prosecutors exercised reasonable discretion in pursuing this case as zealously as they did.
The Bonds prosecution cost taxpayers big bucks – an estimated $55 million according to one estimate.
Are you cool with that?
Patch wants to know if you think there are more worthwhile things our government could have spent this kind of money on than prosecuting Bonds.
Please tell us in our comments section if you can think of any better uses of taxpayer money.