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Perjury

The crime of lying under oath or making a false statement on an affidavit. In order to be considered an act of perjury, the false statement must relate to the matter at hand; it would not be perjury, for example, to falsely state a person's eye color unless it involves the identification of a defendant. Prosecutions for perjury, however, are fairly unusual.
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Early cases addressing this topic held that a prosecutor's knowing use of perjured testimony was unconstitutional and thus appropriate grounds for reversal.
As for Bush's predecessor, how can one explain the continued popularity of William Jefferson Clinton, who was impeached and who perjured himself and "never had sex with that woman," namely Monica Lewinski?
Of course it is not possible to read or cite everything, but Shakespeare's Perjured Eye is not an obscure text produced somewhere outside the U.
Indeed, after reinvestigating virtually every aspect of Chandler's case and trial, Jack Martin and co-counsel Natasha Zalkin filed a ninety-one-page document with the court in March that shows the prosecution withheld evidence and used perjured and inaccurate testimony to convict Chandler.
According to recent investigations by various state attorneys general, certain mortgage companies may have engaged in schemes to rush the foreclosures of consumers' mortgages by preparing perjured affidavits and by failing to collect necessary documentation.
FORMER Laiki Bank strongman Andreas Vgenopoulos said on Friday he was suing the defunct lender's administrator, claiming she defrauded a court and perjured herself when seeking an injunction that froze his assets.
If he had now agreed with Andreu, he would have perjured himself and had to pay back PS6.
Convicted on perjured evidence he proclaimed himself a loyal subject of the Queen.
Jury Selection Begins Monday on Charges that Burge Perjured Himself in Connection with Torture Spree
Gonzales perjured himself when he told a grand jury in June of 2008 that he had no memory of the shooting and could not identify his attacker.
If someone can demonstrate the Premier perjured himself, the Premier would have to resign," he added.
Mr Kazi, a former imam at Leeds Prison, had falsified divorce papers and perjured himself by falsely swearing a witness statement for a grant of divorce.