WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department, embarrassed by blundering into a mistrial of Roger Clemens last year, has added more prosecutors as it tries again to convict the famed pitcher of lying to Congress. Clemens told lawmakers that he never used performance-enhancing drugs.
Jury selection in the new trial begins Monday.
The legendary former pitcher, who famously reveled in staring down hitters, will face a prosecution lineup of five lawyers — more than double the two from the first trial.
A judge declared a mistrial on only the second day of testimony last July, after prosecutors showed jurors evidence that had been ruled inadmissible. The new trial is expected to last as long as six weeks.
The Clemens team won't be outgunned. It has six lawyers working on the case.
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