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Roger Clemens to Be Arraigned Monday

Aug 26, 2010 – 1:23 PM
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Roger ClemensRoger Clemens' arraignment on six felony charges linked to his testimony in front of a Congressional committee will take place in Washington on Monday.

A notice of Clemens' first hearing in the case since charges were announced last week was posted on the federal docket system on Thursday. Clemens is expected to plead not guilty in what should be a short hearing in front of U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton.

Clemens, who has denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs, faces one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements and two counts of perjury tied to his testimony in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in February 2008. The seven-time Cy Young Award winner faces a fine of up to $1.5 million and a prison term of up to 21 months under current sentencing guidelines if convicted.

Walton issued a gag order earlier this week that prevents Clemens, along with any lawyers and potential witnesses in the case, from commenting.

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