Examples of perjury in a Sentence
He was found guilty of perjury.
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She is charged with first-degree theft by welfare fraud, second-degree perjury and false verification for public assistance.
Our office today filed 8 counts of perjury against David Turpin for filing a Private School Affidavit with the Cal Dept.
Prosecutors said Medina also was charged with aggravated perjury for lying to a grand jury, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
That’s the going rate for perjury and eroding the justice system these days.
According to Day and court records, Marcelo Villaruz, of Beach Park, was charged with perjury for allegedly misrepresenting his citizenship prior to voting.
Moore also is accused of perjury for his testimony in a separate Centria case.
Libby, 67, had been convicted in 2007 on perjury charges related to an investigation into the leak of a CIA agent’s name to the press.
He was arrested June 6 on a warrant on the perjury charges issued the day before, court records state.
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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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law : the crime of telling a lie in a court of law after promising to tell the truth
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