A federal judge ruled today that prosecutors may retry Roger Clemens on perjury charges, even after their mistake led to a mistrial in their first attempt.
Prosecutors inadvertently introduced evidence in front of the jury that had previously been barred by a judge’s order creating a mistrial.
The Clemens defence team argued that prosecutors did so intentionally and that a second trial would constitute double jeopardy.
The judge disagreed and scheduled a new trial for April 17, allowing the defence time to file an appeal.
Clemens is accused of lying before Congress when he testified that he had never used performance enhancing drugs.
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