David Pinto found this link to the Crime Prof Blog, pondering the possible sources for the innumerable, (and illegal) BALCO Grand Jury leaks. It’s and interesting examination of the issue, worth a look. I still believe, however, that the source of the leaks was the government, in particular, the agent or agents who initiated the investigation in an effort to get Barry Bonds.
It seems pretty obvious that when it became clear they weren’t going to get him legally, they decided to smear him. If I am correct, the end result of all this will probably be a plea-bargain, and/or a deal that does, in fact, result in perjury charges against Bonds; because if there is no Bonds indictment, the government has already done all it can to hurt him. In light of that, it would be time to cut their losses.
Time will tell.