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obstruction of justice

ob·struc·tion of justice \əb-ˈstrək-shən-\
  1. :  the crime or act of willfully interfering with the process of justice and law especially by influencing, threatening, harming, or impeding a witness, potential witness, juror, or judicial or legal officer or by furnishing false information in or otherwise impeding an investigation or legal process the defendant's obstruction of justice led to a more severe sentence

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to cast off or become cast off

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