Perjury

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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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What is slightly troubling is a happy ending that comes just a little bit too easily and the fact that Lulu never really has to answer for the false testimony she provides for Sal.
Fitschen and other former bank executives had been accused of giving false testimony in a civil suit in connection with the collapse of German media mogul Leo Kirch's company.
However, TaE-yE-rek's wife, Neslihan, told Today's Zaman that during her husband's detainment she was called by an anonymous number where the caller offered to have her husband released in return for false testimony concerning the others detained.
In addition, the decision noted that Belesis provided false testimony to FINRA.
Harkins was going to provide false testimony for him in his drug case and vowed to kill him if he didn't show up to testify.
2013) (en banc), it had rejected a lawsuit challenging a scheme to introduce false testimony at workers' compensation hearings, holding that "loss or diminution of benefits the plaintiff expects to receive under a workers' compensation scheme does not constitute an injury to Cybusiness or property' under RICO.
One of the officers, ex-General Security chief Jamil al-Sayyed sued Siddiq and Akram in Syria for giving false testimony, leading to the sentences handed down Thursday.
He also denied the accusation according to which he would have given false testimony to prosecutors investigating the case.
The defendant then agreed on giving the officer BD1,000 as an initial payment in return for a false testimony in court.
Scientists are teaching robots how to tell if someone is giving false testimony, research that could pave the way for robot jurors, according to an article published by Artificial Intelligence and Law.
Rules 60bis and 152 - Cases of contempt and false testimony will be heard by a single Judge, with the aim of simplifying and speeding up such proceedings.