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Bonds to be Sentenced for Obstruction of Justice
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Bonds is facing a sentencing range of probation to 21 months in prison for his obstruction of justice conviction.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston is scheduled to sentence Bonds on Friday. The federal probation department is recommending she sentence Bonds to probation, a term of house arrest and community service. Prosecutors are asking for a 15-month prison sentence.

Bonds' attorneys say they agree with the probation department recommendation, although they argue the house arrest provision isn't necessary.

Bonds was convicted of purposely trying to mislead a federal grand jury during a December 2003 court appearance.

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