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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But going after Sanchez or Gonzales for perjury is the least of it.
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I am willing to testify, if necessary,'' Estrada told reporters after pre-trial proceedings on the perjury case at the Sandiganbayan antigraft court.
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This well-supported and articulate decision by Judge Shatford marks the culmination of a highly complex four year trial and resulted from a Herculean effort to uncover Kadisha's perjury, backdating of documents and embezzlements as a trustee for personal gain, without regard to the welfare of the beneficiaries," said Samuel Krane of Krane & Smith in Encino, the lead trial attorney, who, along with Linda Rottman of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps represented, Dafna Uzyel and her two children, Izzet and Joelle.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor filed nine counts each of perjury and graft against Hagedorn for his failure to declare 59 residential, agricultural, and commercial properties, as well as 45 vehicles (including motorcycles, luxury vehicles such as Volvo, Toyota Land Cruiser, BMW, and other sports utility vehicles).
Judge Lord Burns ruled the Crown had not shown Coulson's evidence in the Sheridan trial had been relevant to the case - regardless of whether he lied or not - and therefore failed to meet the legal definition of perjury.
Mr Coulson was charged by Strathclyde Police over allegations that he committed perjury during the trial of former MSP Tommy Sheridan.