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Government prosecutors seek new trial for Clemens

WASINGTON (CNN) - Government prosecutors want another chance to try Roger Clemens for perjury after a mistrial last month.

The prosecutors say they made a mistake when they presented evidence that was previously ruled inadmissible at the former baseball star's trial.

Clemens' lawyers say a new trial would reward prosecutorial misconduct.

In a motion filed Friday, however, the prosecutors say their mistake was not a ploy to bail out of a bad case.

Clemens is charged with lying to Congress in 2008 when he testified that he had never used performance-enhancing drugs.

If the case results in a conviction, Clemens would face a maximum of 30 years in prison.

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