Judge Susan Illston

Trevor Graham, Olympic track coach convicted in the  BALCO steroid case. (CBS Newspath)

Ex-Coach’s Plea To Drop BALCO Doping Conviction Denied By SF Federal Judge

A federal judge in San Francisco has rejected former track coach Trevor Graham’s plea to erase his felony conviction for lying to federal investigators about his relationship with a steroids dealer.


Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica. (CBS)

Partial Attorneys Fees Awarded In Sharp Park Golf Course Lawsuit

A federal judge in San Francisco has awarded $386,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs to six environmental groups that filed a lawsuit seeking to protect two imperiled species at the Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica.


Google (credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Orders Google To Give Customer Data To FBI

In a ruling written May 20 and obtained Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston ordered Google to comply with the FBI’s demands.


Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds Sentenced To 2 Years Probation In Obstruction Case

Home run champion Barry Bonds was sentenced by a federal judge in San Francisco Friday to two years of probation for obstructing justice in 2003 testimony before a grand jury investigating steroids distribution.


Former San Francisco Giants player and major league home run king Barry Bonds. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Prosecutors Claim Bonds Knew He Was Doing Drugs & Lied; Trainer Won’t Testify

A prosecutor told jurors that Barry Bonds could easily have answered questions truthfully about steroids, but didn’t. Meantime, Bonds’ trainer again refused to testify.

CBS San Francisco–03/22/2011

Barry Bonds, federal court, appearance,

Barry Bonds’ Judge Tackles Last Of BALCO Case

Barry Bonds ‘ perjury trial starts Monday in federal court in San Francisco and the judge who will preside over the case has earned a reputation as a fair and unflappable presence on the bench.

CBS San Francisco–03/20/2011

Former Major League Baseball player Barry Bonds (L) arrives for an arraignment hearing on March 1, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bonds Trial Judge Bars Use Of Ex-Mistress’ Voice Mail

In the final pretrial hearing before Barry Bonds’ perjury trial on Monday, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled that prosecutors can’t use evidence of 11 allegedly threatening voice mail messages the baseball slugger left for a former girlfriend.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/17/2011