Definition: false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
Definition: false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
Sentences Containing 'perjury'
Not many people are scrupulous about smuggling, when, without perjury, they can find an easy and safe opportunity of doing so.
To pretend to have any scruple about buying smuggled goods, though a manifest encouragement to the violation of the revenue laws, and to the perjury which almost always attends it, would, in most countries, be regarded as one of those pedantic pieces of hypocrisy which, instead of gaining credit with anybody, serve only to expose the person who affects to practise them to the suspicion of being a greater knave than most of his neighbours.
Also the chimney on fire, the parish engine, and perjury on the part of the Beadle.
Perjury, oppression, subornation, fraud, pandarism, and the like infirmities, were among the most excusable arts they had to mention; and for these I gave, as it was reasonable, great allowance.
Some were undone by lawsuits; others spent all they had in drinking, whoring, and gaming; others fled for treason; many for murder, theft, poisoning, robbery, perjury, forgery, coining false money, for committing rapes, or sodomy; for flying from their colours, or deserting to the enemy; and most of them had broken prison; none of these durst return to their native countries, for fear of being hanged, or of starving in a jail; and therefore they were under the necessity of seeking a livelihood in other places.” During this discourse, my master was pleased to interrupt me several times.
Now your honour is to know, that these judges are persons appointed to decide all controversies of property, as well as for the trial of criminals, and picked out from the most dexterous lawyers, who are grown old or lazy; and having been biassed all their lives against truth and equity, lie under such a fatal necessity of favouring fraud, perjury, and oppression, that I have known some of them refuse a large bribe from the side where justice lay, rather than injure the faculty, by doing any thing unbecoming their nature or their office.
Finally, on May 31, 1954, the Farmer board denied the protection of the NLRA to the International Fur Leather Workers Union after its president, Ben Gold, was indicted for perjury for filing false anti-communist affidavits.
The conflicting testimony did not result in perjury charges or a rescinding of the pension increase.
At the end of the trial in 2002, a witness who had testified that there was no sexual exploitation from 1993-4 was found guilty of perjury.
These included Rob Richer, Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs John P. Hannah, and former Chief of Staff to the Vice President Lewis I. "Scooter" Libby, who was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice for his involvement in the Valerie Plame scandal, as well as George Tenet, John Maguire, and A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard (the number three-man at the CIA, who Suskind says also confirmed the allegations).
This did not work either and, in fact, the entire affair did a lot to tarnish his reputation - there were strong suspicions that in order to strengthen his case he had resorted first, to forgery and then, perjury, although no charges were ever then brought to a trial. South Australia.
Renay was convicted of perjury and served 27 months at Terminal Island.
Police Association secretary Paul Mullett would later step down after being charged with perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice following an unrelated OPI investigation.Cameron Stewart.
In October 2011, Laura Moreno and Jessi Quintero were arrested, accused of perjury and covering a crime.
Phelan fled Minnesota in 1850 after perjury charges arose but not before being leaving a mark that would change what was once Mill Creek to Phalen.
On June 25, 2009, Lopez was charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office with four felonies: fraudulent voter registration, fraudulent document filing, perjury and fraudulent voting.
On September 12, 2007, Joseph Estrada was acquitted of perjury but found guilty of plunder and sentenced to reclusion perpetua with the accessory penalties of perpetual disqualification from public office and forfeiture of ill-gotten wealth.
He is also a convicted felon, having pleaded guilty in the state of California to committing perjury during bankruptcy proceedings.
As part of his community service sentence following his perjury conviction, Pocklington spoke to high-school students who wrote supportive letters to the court, although to his detriment.
In the fall of 2010, Pocklington and the prosecutors agreed to a plea bargain in which he pleaded guilty to perjury and was sentenced to probation and house arrest. On September 19, 2013, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported that Pocklington "could be sentenced to up to five years in prison on Friday for breaching the conditions of his release" after Judge Phillips ruled Pocklington had breached the conditions of his probation by failing to disclose tens of thousands of dollars he received from his involvement in several gold-mining businesses.
On September 20, 2013, a California judge sentenced Peter Pocklington to six months in prison, followed by a further six months’ house arrest for breaching his probation on his perjury conviction.
After he entered Wu Zetian's presence, instead of corroborating Zhang Yizhi and Zhang Changzong's accusations against Wei, he proclaimed Wei's innocence and accused Zhang Changzong of suborning perjury.
Many wrongly believe that he lacks in integrity and expect that he will break the law to win; these incorrect assumptions helped him win a case by bluffing the opposing counsel into believing he was willing to commit perjury to win, while having no such intention whatsoever.
Harvey bluffs, threatening to submit an affidavit to this regard; this action (if completed) therefore would have Harvey on record committing perjury, regardless of its simultaneously proving Tanner's guilt. Tanner notes this to Harvey, but nevertheless backs down under threat of Harvey's evidence against him and accepts the settlement terms meeting Harvey's demands, which once signed by Tanner leaves Harvey with no need to actually submit the affidavit to court.
Jannetta had previously been accused of committing perjury, with the State's Superior Court stating, "We have little difficulty in concluding that Dr. Jannetta's testimony at deposition was different than, or inconsistent with, the testimony at trial." Jannetta was not, however, ever convicted of perjury.
In a related matter, Richard Roberts, appointed by Giuliani as Housing Commissioner and as chairman of the Health and Hospitals Corporation, pleaded guilty to perjury after lying to a grand jury about a car that Harding bought for him with City funds.
Coleman was found guilty of one charge of perjury, for which he was sentenced to seven years probation.
Although Sheridan's case was upheld, he was later prosecuted for perjury for lies that he supposedly told the court and was subsequently convicted in "HM Advocate v. Sheridan and Sheridan".
On 4 August 2006, the judge commented in the course of his summing up that, due to the nature of the conflicting witness evidence, it may be necessary to investigate after conclusion of the case whether criminal charges should be brought against any witnesses for perjury.
However, this was not paid to Sheridan, as the "News of the World"'s editor Bob Bird immediately announced the newspaper intended to appeal the verdict on the basis that it implied "eighteen independent witnesses came to this court and committed monstrous acts of perjury".
In October 2006, the "News of the World" released a videotape which allegedly taped Sheridan confessing to attending the club and admitting such to the SSP National Executive On 2 October 2006, the Procurator Fiscal decided that there were grounds for an investigation into perjury, and instructed Lothian and Borders Police to proceed with one.
On 16 December 2007 Tommy Sheridan was charged with perjury.
During February 2008 six more people were charged with perjury; they were Graeme McIver, Jock Penman, Pat Smith and Rosemary Byrne (all members of Sheridan's new party Solidarity who had been at the disputed SSP EC meeting of November 2004) plus Sheridan's wife, Gail and her father, Angus Healy.
It is estimated that the costs of this investigation may reach £500,000, although it is unclear how this compares with similar investigations into perjury allegations against less well known individuals.
Sheridan has previously stated "the streets of Lothian must be crime-free if the police can devote time to harassing a family", following the charging of two with perjury, not to mention five others who "are my friends".
It concluded on the 23 December, with all charges against Gail Sheridan earlier being dropped on the 17 December and Tommy Sheridan being found guilty of five of the original twelve perjury charges.
On 25 September 2007 the appeal was suspended at the request of the "News of the World" until the inquiry into allegations of perjury is concluded.
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