Q. Just to follow-up on the grand juror's question, is that -- if you're giving gifts of $15,000 or $20,000 a year to individuals, is that something that you declare on your tax returns as a gift?I suppose a lot of people are going to read this, and decide that Bonds is a jerk. But I read this, and wonder what justification the grand jury had for asking questions like this. It appears to me that the DAs were just trying to set a perjury trap for Bonds.
A. I didn't declare it on my tax returns at all, no. Because they didn't want to have to pay tax on it. I'm thinking: "Fifteen grand, whoop-de-doo. You know, slap me on the hands, and I'll pay my taxes on it."
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Bonds transcript released
The Barry Bonds grand jury transcript has been released, and it includes gems like this: