Examples of perjury in a Sentence
He was found guilty of perjury.
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The 53-year-old was elected to the district attorney spot in 2016, but was indicted on the perjury charge just days before he was set to take office.
In 2014, the state Senate suspended, but did not expel, three legislators who were charged with felonies including bribery and perjury, citing their right to due process.
Henderson was convicted by a jury of first-degree perjury in October.
Bill Clinton was impeached for perjury after carrying on an affair with a White House intern.
In 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the House on perjury charges arising from his affair with a White House intern.
Ten years later, he was arrested and imprisoned for immigration fraud and perjury.
He was indicted and pleaded not guilty to three felony charges of perjury this May.
Robertson was charged in October with aggravated battery, perjury and official misconduct.
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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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