False Statements and Perjury, and More from CRS

05.22.18 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

“Lying, or making a false statement, is a federal crime under a number of circumstances,” a newly updated report from the Congressional Research Service instructs.

“It is a federal crime to make a material false statement in a matter within the jurisdiction of a federal agency or department. Perjury is also a federal crime. Perjury is a false statement made under oath before a federal tribunal or official….   Subornation of perjury is inducing someone else to commit perjury. It, too, is a federal crime if the perjury induced is a federal crime. Finally, conspiracy to commit any these underlying crimes is also a separate federal crime.”

See False Statements and Perjury: An Overview of Federal Criminal Law, updated May 11, 2018.

Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.

Iran Sanctions, updated May 11, 2018

Liberia: Political Transition and U.S. Relations, May 15, 2018

Permanent Legal Immigration to the United States: Policy Overview, updated May 11, 2018

Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Hypervelocity Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress, updated May 10, 2018

Is the U.S. Economy Growing Faster? Can It Grow Faster?, CRS Insight, May 8, 2018

NIH Funding: FY1994-FY2019, updated May 2, 2018

How FDA Approves Drugs and Regulates Their Safety and Effectiveness, updated May 8, 2018

Violence Against Journalists and Media workers in Mexico and U.S. Policy, CRS Memorandum, May 3, 2018

Compelling Presidential Compliance with a Judicial Subpoena, CRS Legal Sidebar, May 4, 2018

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