In San Francisco, the government has unveiled a new superseding 15-count indictment to replace the prior five-count indictment. The indictment covers basically the same ground and corrects a badly drafted original indictment criticized by U.S. District Judge Susan Illston.
The original indictment grouped together alleged lies. The new indictment separates the individual lies so the jury can properly make specific findings. The superseding indictment contains 14 counts of making false declarations to a grand jury in 2003 and one count of obstruction of justice.