Clemens trial pushed back

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, Last Updated: 11:26 AM ET

WASHINGTON -- A judge has pushed back the start of Roger Clemens' trial for three months.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton held a status conference on Wednesday morning and delayed the start of the trial until July 6. It was originally scheduled to begin Apr. 5.

Defence attorneys asked for more time to pour through evidence turned over by the prosecution.

Clemens, in August, pleaded not guilty to charges of lying to Congress about his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. He has been charged with three counts of making false statements, two counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of Congress.

If convicted on all charges, Clemens could face up to 30 years in prison. Sentencing guidelines, however, call for about 15-21 months in jail.


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