Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Perjury indictment in the W.D. Va.

In U.S. v. McClanahan, Magistrate Judge Sargent recommended against dismissal of the two counts of obstruction of justice and five counts of perjury brought against the defendant. In the superseding indictment, "it is specifically alleged that the defendant obstructed justice by knowingly making material false statements in his sworn deposition and his discovery responses in the civil action and in his sworn testimony before the grand jury."

A few years back I recall hearing testimony before a committee of the House of Representatives related to a famous case that people don't really get prosecuted for perjury in civil cases, and rebuttal from a couple of people who were prosecuted for perjury in civil cases.

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