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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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Gavin's brother Hugh Gavin, 40, who is also a Central Scotland officer, and their 67 year-old dad, also called Hugh, were accused by Sheriff Craig Caldwell of colluding and perjuring themselves in their evidence to the court and could now face further proceedings.
Jailing Pole, who admitted perjuring himself at the inquest, Judge Sir Rhys Davies QC told him: 'This case does not concern your clinical judgment during your professional duties or the unhappy death of the patient.
Underpinning that August testimony was the idea - repeated by Clinton's lawyers in their summations before the House Judiciary Committee last week - that the president was intentionally trying to mislead his inquisitors in the Jones case while staying on the right side of the legal line between not helping his accusers and perjuring himself.
He faces two years in jail if charged and convicted of perjuring himself before the planning corruption tribunal.
Mr Hallam then appeared to back Mr Woodhead's account of his relationship with Ms Johnston by saying: "The idea, which is quite scurrilous, is that I said to anyone that this means I feel Chris Woodhead is perjuring himself.
branded Fuhrman a ``lying, perjuring, genocidal racist'' and argued that the detective planted a crucial piece of evidence - a bloody glove he said he found on Simpson's Brentwood estate.
DISGRACED Liam Lawlor faces two years in jail if charged and convicted of perjuring himself before the planning corruption tribunal.