Roger Clemens Is Back On Trial For Perjury

WASHINGTON - AUGUST 30: Baseball pitching star Roger Clemens walks out of the U.S. District Court after his arraignment on August 30 2010 in Washington DC. Clemens who plead not-guilty was charged with making false statements perjury and obstructing Congress when he testified in a February 2008 inquiry by the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee on his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

After a mistrial in July, Clemens is back in court today. He could face up to 30 years in prison.

Roger Clemens is back in court on Monday to begin another trial for perjury after a mistrial was declared last July when prosecutors showed inadmissible evidence to the jury.

Clemens is facing three counts of making false statements, two counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of Congress. If convicted on all counts, the worst case scenario for Clemens is 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine. However, it is expected he would serve no more than 15-21 months in prison due to no prior criminal record.

The charges stem from a 2008 appearance in front of a congressional committee where prosecutors argue that he lied and broke the law when he said under oath that he had never used steroids or human growth hormone during his baseball career.

The trial is expected to last four-to-six weeks and begins with jury selection on Monday.

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