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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'Namely, from the evidence gathered so far, the basis of the suspicion arises that Mektic, as the responsible person, the Minister of Security in the Council of Ministers of BiH, obtained certain confidential information, and then in different ways, although he knew that he was obliged to keep information classified, shared them with persons who do not have the authority to access classified information, and then misinformed the public, and ultimately gave false testimony in the Prosecutor's Office of BiH, which caused severe consequences for the safety, the rule of law and the reputation of Bosnia and Herzegovina,' it is said in the statement.
Giving false testimony has many evils for it supports falsehood against truth and promotes injustice and aggression against justice.
1, 2015, interview, therefore, she was knowingly giving false testimony and was doing so for the purpose of obtaining an immigration benefitnamely, naturalization.
The premier tweeted in support of Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa's statement on punishing those who give false testimony and linked it with his vision of the country.
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric was also charged for false testimony back in March in the same case.
The state attorney's office said last June it was investigating Modric for an alleged false testimony.
The court had previously held that it was a constitutional violation when the prosecution knowingly uses false testimony to obtain a conviction.
In exchange for her false testimony, Sal, the gangster, sets her up in Hollywood with an opportunity to become a star.
Jurgen Fitschen, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) was cleared of allegations of giving false testimony in the Kirch Media Group Trial.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The wife of one of the teachers detained in a government-led operation against people deemed to be affiliated with a civil society organization demonized by the ruling party was asked to provide false testimony against those in custody in exchange for having her husband released.
In addition, the man's wife was detained for false testimony.
In exchange for bribes, they gave false testimony, manipulated court records and failed to appear in court when required so that cases would be dismissed.