Perjurer


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Perjurer

One who lies under oath. For example, one commits perjury when one knowingly gives false testimony in a court of law. As a result, perjury is illegal in practically every jurisdiction.
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John Profumo lies to parliament ended his career PERJURER.
As for Barlow giving back his OBE, while people like Jeffrey Archer, a convicted perjurer, can keep his seat in the Lords, then tax avoidance pales into insignificance.
Sheridan, a convicted and jailed perjurer, was booked as a guest on Thursday's night's edition of the This Week politics show.
The convicted perjurer was transfer red f rom tough Barlinnie in Glasgow to cushy castle Huntly near Dundee, prison sources said last night.
Disgraced perjurer Lord Archer - who yesterday made his first public appearance since being released on parole - will be stripped of his peerage under proposals for House of Lords reform.
Both of the men likely to be chosen Conservative leader on Archer's release - Iain Duncan Smith and Kenneth Clarke - have now indicated that they would not want the convicted perjurer serving on their party's benches.
The defense is available when the government called the accused perjurer simply to obtain perjurious testimony that does not relate to the grand jury's investigation.
Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy described him as a serial perjurer and liar, who was guilty of murder himself.
The Lords is also not only a terrific job-creation scheme, with a record 789 squeezed on to the red benches, but also a terrific rehabilitation centre for ex-offenders such as the fire-raiser Lord Watson and perjurer, Lord Archer.
CONVICTED perjurer Lord Archer was counting the hours today to his release from jail.
A newspaper alleged the peer had sex with Monica Coghlan - 'a common prostitute' - and the bad publicity turned the millionaire into a perjurer who lied to wriggle out of the situation, the Old Bailey was told.
Now, society embraces Bill Clinton, a perjurer and God knows what else; Al Gore, who admits he smoked marijuana; and George W.