Key Events That Led to the Indictment of Barry Bonds

Friday, November 16, 2007

SEPT. 3, 2003

Federal authorities raid chemist Victor Conte's lab, the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, in Burlingame, Calif., sparking an investigation into performance-enhancing drug use in sports.

DEC. 4, 2003

Bonds testifies to a federal grand jury that he used two substances -- a cream and flaxseed oil -- given to him by personal trainer Greg Anderson, but didn't know they were steroids, according to the indictment.

FEB. 12, 2004

Conte, Anderson, track coach Remi Korchemny, and BALCO vice president James Valente are charged in a 42-count federal indictment with running a steroid-distribution ring that provided performance-enhancing drugs to dozens of athletes.

JAN. 13, 2005

Major League Baseball players and owners reach a new drug-testing agreement.

JULY 15, 2005

Conte and Anderson plead guilty to steroid distribution and money laundering; Valente pleads guilty to one count of distributing illegal steroids.

JULY 29, 2005

Korchemny pleads guilty to one misdemeanor count of doling out the sleep-disorder drug modafinil.

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