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May 16, 2011 5:06 PM by Gene Cotton

Clemens judge summons Mitchell commission lawyers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The judge presiding over Roger Clemens' criminal case wants attorneys who investigated performance-enhancing drugs for Major League Baseball to come to a private hearing.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton on Monday ordered the lawyers who helped write the 2007 Mitchell Report to appear in his Washington courtroom June 8 to discuss their interviews with Clemens accusers Kirk Radomski and Brian McNamee. He said attorneys from the New York-based DLA Piper law firm who helped write internal memos from those interviews must attend.

Clemens wants copies of their memos to help defend against claims by Radomski and McNamee that they supplied him with performance-enhancing drugs. Walton has reviewed the memos to see if the firm must give them to Clemens, but says he needs more information from the attorneys before deciding.

 

 

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