Because false declarations affect the integrity of the factfinding process, the Attorney General's Council on White Collar Crime recommends that offenders be vigorously prosecuted. "Perjured testimony is an obvious and flagrant affront to the basic concepts of judicial proceedings." United States v. Mandujano, 425 U.S. 564, 576 (1976). See also, United States v. Wong, 431 U.S. 174, 180 (1977)("lying is not a way to challenge the Government's right to ask questions").
[cited in USAM 9-69.200]