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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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A MIDDLESBROUGH man has admitted perjuring himself in a motoring case before Teesside magistrates.
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And would a perjuring plumber have been given special treatment like Archer was at his mother's funeral yesterday, allowed to go to his home before the service to spend time alone with his family ?
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The investigation was launched after a judge said conflicting evidence in the defamation trial may have meant some people were perjuring themselves.