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Yesterday, Troy Ellerman, the defense lawyer for BALCO founder Victore Conte, pled guilty to leaking grand jury transcripts to "Game Of Shadows" authors Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada. With his admission, it means that Williams and Fainaru-Wada won't have to go to jail after all, and Mike Lupica can sleep easy.

It mostly wraps up the whole BALCO business, and it also allows Victor Conte to talk, which is always fun.

"I find the fact that Troy Ellerman has admitted to leaking the BALCO grand jury transcripts to be outrageous," Conte said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. "This man was an officer of the court who was highly paid to provide the services of a criminal defense attorney. Instead, he chose to serve his own agenda and act in a way that was tremendously damaging to his own clients."


If Conte ever fades from the public consciousness, it will be our loss.

That Lawyer's In Trouble If Barry Bonds Ever Gets His All-Naturally Grotesquely Enlarged Hands On Him [Metroville]
Victor Conte Is Ready To Bring Some RAWK [Deadspin]

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