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Barry Bonds indicted in steroids probe for perjury and obstruction of justice

Barry Bonds was indicted Thursday on charges that he lied under oath when he told a federal grand jury that he had never used performance-enhancing drugs.

Bonds was charged with five related charges, and could face up to 30 years in prison if found guilty of all charges, according to the Associated Press.

The indictment read, “"During the criminal investigation, evidence was obtained including positive tests for the presence of anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing substances for Bonds and other athletes," according to the Associated Press.

Bonds, 43, passed Hank Aaron on the all-time home run list in baseball history. Bonds ended the 2007 season with 762 home runs, seven ahead of Aaron.

"This record is not tainted at all. At all. Period," Bonds said, according to ABC news.

The indictment came as a surprise to one of Bonds’ attorneys, John Burris.

"I'm surprised, but there's been an effort to get Barry for a long time,? said Burris, according to the Associated Press. “I'm curious what evidence they have now they didn't have before."