Thursday, May 8, 2008

Trouble for the Midnight Rambler

NYT's Michael Schmidt reports that the many loves of Roger Clemens may wind up as witnesses in the federal perjury investigation against him:
According to lawyers familiar with the matter, federal authorities will probably try to question the women to see if they can link Clemens to the use of steroids and human growth hormone.

The lawyers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to comment publicly about a continuing investigation, said it was unclear if authorities would seek to question the women immediately . . .

. . . Daniel C. Richman, a professor at Columbia Law School and a former federal prosecutor, said former girlfriends of government targets were often considered important sources of information.

“The government would try not to base its whole case on a spurned lover because the risk that they may be lying is considerable and their credibility can easily be attacked at a trial,” Richman said. “Nevertheless, they can be great sources of information that can lead investigators to others who don’t have their baggage as witnesses.”

And he thinks he's got trouble with Debbie.

1 comment:

Pete Toms said...

Perhaps not analagous but Bonds' mistress ( don't recall her name ) got dragged into the BALCO mess also.