Examples of perjury in a Sentence
He was found guilty of perjury.
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While Taylor's vindictive lyrics are subject to interpretation, they are remarkably well-suited to the characters of Shondaland, who've been made to do plenty of things — treason, murder, adultery, perjury, more murder.
A grand jury indictment unsealed in court Thursday accuses the former detective, Charles J. Senters, of committing perjury by giving false statements under oath in a hearing.
Coleen Cusack said Governski should be prosecuted for felony perjury.
CNN reported that some legal analysts believe Trump may be setting himself up for a perjury or solicitation case, referring to his dealings with Russians and requested information from Veselnitskaya.
Some politicians, lawyers, and pundits are characterizing the emails as legal proof of perjury, the felonious solicitation of a campaign contribution from a foreign national, or even treason.
This is moving into perjury, false statements and even potentially treason.
Now, nine more were arrested on charges they were involved in an elaborate conspiracy to aid Resiles' in manufacturing a fake alibi, false evidence and perjury.
A District 128 school board member pleaded not guilty to perjury charges Wednesday for alleged violations regarding her candidate petitions for the April 4 election.
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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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