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Feds urge appeals court to uphold Bonds conviction

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors are urging a federal appeals court to uphold Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

The Thursday filing is in response to the home run king's attempt to overturn a felony conviction for misleading a grand jury. The filing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says Bonds' conviction is correct because he gave "false, evasive and misleading" testimony in December 2003.

A jury found Bonds guilty in April 2011 but couldn't decide on three other charges of making false statements, which prosecutors then decided not to pursue. The federal prosecutors also argue that U.S. District Judge Susan Illston properly instructed the jury — despite Bonds' arguments to the contrary.

A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based court will issue a decision later, after hearing oral arguments.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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