Perjurer

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Perjurer

One who lies under oath. For example, one commits perjury when one knowingly gives false testimony in a court of law. As a result, perjury is illegal in practically every jurisdiction.
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If Clinton is allowed to get away with a slap on the wrist, not for straying, but for lying under oath, then all the perjurers should be let out of jail.
But he added: "The officers should be prosecuted as perjurers, liars and corrupt men.
A different issue arises if the false testimony was used solely to assist the perjurers in the concealment of their own unlawful activity.
It has heard from the independent counsel, Kenneth Starr, and from convicted perjurers, but it has not questioned major witnesses like Lewinsky.
We are now in an outlandish situation where 11 members of the party executive have been branded perjurers.
The committee will also hold a public hearing Tuesday about lying under oath that will feature convicted perjurers reflecting on their crimes.
A different issue arises where the false testimony was used solely to assist the perjurers in the concealment of their own unlawful activity.
If the pure waters of justice are not to be polluted by perjured evidence it is vital that those who contaminate them are pursued whenever possible so that perjurers are never allowed to profit from their lies.
A nation of adulterers (Robin Cook, Cecil Parkinson, David Mellor), a nation of liars and perjurers (Jeffrey Archer, Jonathan Aitken), a nation of street brawlers (John Prescott) and a nation of autonomous control freaks (Margaret Thatcher and, er.
After the hearing, the men's lawyer Jim Nichol said: "The officers should be prosecuted as perjurers, liars and corrupt men.
1978) (stating that government has discretion to proceed against perjurer under either [sections] 1621 or [sections] 1623), rev'd on other grounds, 442 U.
1973) (government has discretion to proceed against perjurer under either [sections] 1621 or [sections] 1623).