Attorney Troy L. Ellerman, who represented Balco founder Victor Conte and vice president James Valente, leaked secret grand jury transcripts to Chronicle reporters Lance Williams (left) and Mark Fainaru-Wada, then went to court to say he was “angry” over the leaks and swore he wasn’t the leaker, said a press release from prosecutors issued this afternoon. Ellerman’s role was revealed to the feds through a “previously unknown witness” who approached the FBI last fall, the release said. Ellerman has agreed to plead guilty to four charges in a plea bargain with prosecutors. Prosecutors said the case against the Chronicle reporters is now moot. (Photo credit: Brad Mangin, Sports Illustrated)

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