File under ridiculousness of the justice system, lord knows we do not want to affect and infect the judicial system... wonder if George will come to his aid. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/4964652.html SAN FRANCISCO â€” An attorney who admitted leaking the grand jury testimony of Barry Bonds and other athletes was sentenced Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison, by far the harshest penalty yet from the federal steroids investigation. Troy Ellerman, 44, pleaded guilty in February to allowing a San Francisco Chronicle reporter to view transcripts of testimony by Bonds, Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield and other athletes embroiled in the probe. He initially blamed federal investigators for the leak. U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White approved Ellerman's latest deal with prosecutors about a month after rejecting a plea agreement calling for a prison term of 15-24 months. White harshly criticized that sentence as too lenient. Ellerman's new deal called for up to two years, nine months in prison. White opted for a shorter sentence but required Ellerman to give 10 speeches on conduct to law students. "This affected, and infected, every aspect of the judicial system," White said.