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BALCO leak source pleads guilty to obstructing justice

Updated: February 15, 2007, 8:50 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- A Colorado lawyer pleaded guilty Thursday to obstructing justice by leaking secret grand jury documents to two reporters covering the government's probe of steroids in sports.

Troy Ellerman could be sent to prison for as long as two years and fined up to $250,000 for the convictions. His sentencing was scheduled for June 14.

The 44-year-old Ellerman also could lose his license to practice law.

He entered the plea in U.S. District Court the day ...

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