The winds shifted Thursday for Troy Ellerman, the lawyer who leaked grand jury transcripts from athletes testifying in the BALCO steroids probe and who got a 30-month sentence as his reward. Last month, Judge Jeffrey White -- irked that Ellerman had not only leaked the transcripts but repeatedly lied about it -- had refused to accept Ellerman's plea deal because he felt the sentencing range of 15 to 24 months was too lenient. But at Thursday's hearing, White said he was planning to approve the deal.
BALCO Lawyer Gets 30-Month Prison Term
July 13, 2007