Congressmen Ask DOJ To Withdraw BALCO Subpoenas

january 19, 2007  03:25 pm
In a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Tom Davis (R-VA) also criticized the Department of Justice for the agency's efforts to prosecute San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams. The two were ruled in contempt of court in September after ignoring the subpoenas and refusing to reveal their sources to a grand jury in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative steroid case. Currently, their sentences are suspended pending appeal.