Lie To The Feds And Face Jail Time

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT) -- Even if you don't follow baseball, you probably know the recent saga involving former baseball pitching great Roger "the Rocket" Clemens. His story again highlights the dangers that come from allegedly lying to federal authorities. On Aug. 19, 2010, Clemens was indicted for allegedly making false statements to a congressional panel concerning his use of performance enhancing substances. Among the charges is a federal statute which makes it a crime to knowingly lie in any matter falling within the federal government's jurisdiction. Due to prosecutorial missteps, the judge declared the government's first...
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