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Judge asks if Clemens prosecutors caused mistrial
Judge expresses concern Clemens prosecutors intentionally violated orders and caused mistrial
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' The judge overseeing baseball star Roger Clemens' perjury case says he's concerned that prosecutors intentionally violated his orders and caused a mistrial in the high profile case.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton also is asking why the former pitching star should have to pay the costs of the government's errors if he decides to allow prosecutors another chance to convict him.

Walton is hearing arguments Friday over whether Clemens should be put on trial a second time or have all charges against him dropped.

Clemens' lawyer argued that prosecutors shouldn't be rewarded with another chance, while the government's attorney said tossing the indictment would be an extreme response to their inadvertent mistake.

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