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How Lying To The US Government Can Land You In Jail

Law360, New York (December 3, 2017, 9:24 PM EST) -- If you ask people why Martha Stewart went to jail, many will say insider trading. And if you ask others what crime Scooter Libby committed, most will say breaching national security by disclosing the name of a covert CIA agent. In both instances, they would be wrong. While Stewart and Libby were investigated for those crimes, they were primarily convicted of making false statements to government agents. More relevant in today’s headlines, Special Counsel Bob Mueller relied on the same federal laws in securing guilty pleas...
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