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Perjury Charges Dropped for Admitted Lie (access required)

A defendant charged with perjury for lying about having talked to a coconspirator’s family on the night before she testified at his trial can escape prosecution under 18 U.S.C. § 1623(d), because she admitted to the lie at trial and her declaration did not substantially affect the proceeding; the Abingdon U.S. District Court dismisses the ...

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