Notice

The United States Attorneys’ Manual is currently undergoing maintenance. If you are unable to access specific content, please contact the webmaster.

You are here

1741. Perjury And False Declarations Before Grand Jury Or Court

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]

Updated May 22, 2015