Examples of perjury in a Sentence
He was found guilty of perjury.
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She was convicted of two felony counts of perjury and seven misdemeanor charges for unlawfully leaking grand jury materials in a political payback scheme and lying about it under oath.
The contradictory statements have raised questions about a possible perjury charge.
In Virginia, perjury is a Class 5 felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $2,500 fine.
Depositions, in which the witnesses will be sworn to tell the truth under penalty of perjury, could prove revealing.
The man who organized Nazi-palooza and brought together one of the biggest crowds of racists outside of Donald Trump rallies and Boston sports events was charged with committing perjury on Tuesday.
When a jury convicted Bonds of obstruction years later—while deadlocking on the more serious perjury charges—the verdict came in for criticism from civil liberties advocates as an example of dangerous prosecutorial overreach.
In August, after a six-month trial, a South Korean court convicted the 49-year-old Lee on those corruption charges as well as counts of perjury, embezzlement, and of hiding assets outside of South Korea.
That question looms large as Rodriguez faces three felony charges, including perjury and conspiracy, in what investigators call a campaign money-laundering scheme.
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The prefix per- in Latin often meant "harmfully". So witnesses who perjure themselves do harm to the truth by knowingly telling a lie. Not all lying is perjury, only lying under oath; so perjury generally takes place either in court or before a legislative body such as Congress. To avoid committing perjury, a witness or defendant may "take the Fifth": that is, refuse to answer a question because the answer might be an admission of guilt, and the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution forbids forcing a citizen to admit to being guilty of a crime.
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