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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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Both sides of the circuit split acknowledge that the perjured testimony must be material to the trial.
Related to that, the indictment alleges Wong also perjured himself when signing documents stating that he had no financial interests in the firm, and that he failed to report $35,000 he received in cash from Evergreen Marine Corp.
Decades later, declassified documents revealed that the flight had no national security import at all and that Air Force officials had perjured themselves when they told the Court otherwise.
Connolly's lawyers claim new evidence from one of Salemme's associates proves he perjured himself at Connolly's trial.
The Second Circuit ruled the defendant should be given an opportunity to show the prosecution was aware or should have been aware that the witness' testimony was perjured.
Dodge promptly filed a counterclaim alleging, among other things, that Jeff Hankins perjured himself when he testified in the Washington County case that he was president and publisher of Arkansas Business Publishing Group became that isn't the company's incorporated name.
Unfortunately, some gaps remain, and it is still unclear why, in the end, the decision went against Bronzino, especially since there seems to be little question that his adversary, a weaver called Chiazella, invented a false genealogy and perjured himself.
Especially vexing to Helms was Colby's suggestion to investigators that Helms might have perjured himself in testimony before Congress.
But investigations of wrongful conviction have revealed instances of prosecutorial corruption--notably, in keeping exculpatory evidence from the defense, falsifying forensic laboratory evidence, and using perjured testimony in efforts to get spurious convictions.
In Shakespeare's Perjured Eye (1986), Fineman argues, as the guiding principle of his project, that "modernist--and for that matter, postmodernist--theories of the self are not so much a theoretical account or explanation of subjectivity as they are the conclusion of literary subjectivity initially invented in the Renaissance.
Elliott, aged 43, of Stourport Road, Bewdley, Worcestershire, and Ridley, aged 57, of Foxlands Crescent, Penn, Wolverhampton, did not vote at the meeting, but were also alleged to have submitted perjured affidavits to the judicial review.