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Defense Lawyer Admits Leak, Balco Reporters Escape Prison Time

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Two San Francisco Chronicle reporters who had been found in contempt of court for refusing to reveal their sources on stories about a grand jury investigation of steroid use by baseball players will not go to jail. A criminal defense lawyer agreed to plead guilty to leaking secret grand jury documents that was the basis for their stories. The attorney reached a deal with prosecutors to serve a two year andpay a $250,000 fine. (2/15/07)