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Bonds indicted on perjury, obstruction charges

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SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds was indicted Thursday on perjury and obstruction of justice charges, culminating a four-year federal investigation into whether he lied under oath to a grand jury looking into steroid use by elite athletes.

The indictment came three months after the 43-year-old Bonds passed Hank Aaron to become baseball's career home run leader. Bonds parted ways with the San Francisco Giants after the season.

While Bonds was chasing Aaron, a grand jury was working behind closed doors to put the finishing touches on the long-rumored indictment.

The Bonds indictment is 11 pages long, and includes five counts, and the perjury involves an interview he gave on Dec. 4, 2003, when he denies that trainer Greg Anderson gave him steroids, NBC News reported Thursday. There are four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)