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Woman's Plot to Frame Ex on Facebook Backfires

Stephani Lawson will now spend a year in jail

(Newser) - "I didn't have any doubt I would have been able to convict this kid,” says an Orange County DA of Tyler Parkervest. Except it turns out the Irvine, Calif., man had been framed by his ex-girlfriend. Parkervest was arrested four times between September and December of last... More »

Woman Accused of Lying in 1975 Missing Girls Case

Patricia Welch charged with perjury regarding Lyon sisters' disappearance 39 years ago

(Newser) - Somewhere on a plot of land in Thaxton, Va., police believe there may be clues to the whereabouts of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, two Maryland sisters who disappeared nearly 40 years ago . They also think the members of a family that has owned that property are not being entirely forthcoming... More »

Zimmerman's Wife Pleads Guilty to Perjury

Will avoid jail in a deal with prosecutors

(Newser) - Shellie Zimmerman plead guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge today, in a plea deal that will allow her to avoid prison. Zimmerman had been charged with felony perjury for lying during a bond hearing for husband George. She told judge Kenneth Lester that she and her husband were broke, when... More »

Did Romney Lie in Friend's Divorce Hearing?

Gloria Allred, 'Boston Globe' want to unseal testimony

(Newser) - Gloria Allred and the Boston Globe are in court this morning trying to unseal testimony Mitt Romney gave more than a decade ago, and TMZ thinks it has the scoop on what's in that testimony. The testimony came during a divorce hearing for Staples founder Tom Stemberg, a good... More »

Report: Secret Service Chief Faces Perjury Charge

Office of Inspector General may be eying charges

(Newser) - Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan may soon be hit with perjury charges over his agency's prostitution scandal . Sources tell Fox News that an investigation from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general indicates that Sullivan may have lied to Congress, and that the inspector general has been talking... More »

Judge Considering Bail for Zimmerman

Defense argues he's not a danger to the community

(Newser) - George Zimmerman's defense team is trying to get him out of jail again. In a hearing today, Zimmerman's lawyers requested he be released on the same $150,000 bond he was released on the first time, arguing that he was not a danger to the community, and had... More »

Clemens Not Guilty, But Hall of Fame Worthy?

Baseball writers sound off

(Newser) - A jury has legally acquitted Roger Clemens; will the Baseball Writers of America do the same? That's the question everyone is asking today. This winter Clemens will be on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, and though his numbers are obviously unimpeachable, voters have so far... More »

Clemens Not Guilty of Perjury

Jury acquits pitcher on all charges of lying to Congress

(Newser) - A jury handed Roger Clemens the biggest win of his life today, finding the former pitcher not guilty on all charges of lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs, the AP reports. The verdict, after 10 hours of deliberation, ended a 10-week trial and five-year investigation into one of history'... More »

George Zimmerman's Wife Arrested on Perjury Charge

Shellie Zimmerman accused of lying during husband's bond hearing

(Newser) - George Zimmerman's wife is in jail now, too, at least until she posts bond. Florida police arrested 25-year-old Shellie Zimmerman today on a count of perjury and booked her into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, reports Bay News 9 . Both she and her husband were accused of lying... More »

Ex-Cameron Aide Detained Over Alleged Perjury

Andy Coulson detained in Scottish case with ties to phone hacking scandal

(Newser) - The former top media adviser to UK Prime Minister David Cameron was detained today on suspicion of perjury in the trial of a flamboyant ex-Scottish lawmaker—the latest case tied to allegations of wrongdoing by British tabloid newspapers. Andy Coulson, 44, was detained by Scottish police at his home in... More »

McNamee: Wife Nagged Me to Save Clemens Evidence

Wife complained he would be fall guy for Clemens

(Newser) - Brian McNamee says that he's got physical evidence that Roger Clemens used steroids thanks to his wife's foresight/complaining. McNamee took the stand again today and testified that while he was injecting Clemens with steroids, his wife was constantly warning him that if something went wrong, "You're... More »

Judge: Penn State Officials Will Stand Trial for Lying

Rules there is enough evidence

(Newser) - Mike McQueary's testimony that he believes he saw Jerry Sandusky molesting a boy and that he fully conveyed what he had seen to two Penn State administrators helped seal the deal: A judge ruled today that prosecutors have enough evidence to send the officials' cases to trial, reports Reuters... More »

Greek Sprinters Cleared in Faking '04 Car Crash

Olympians accused of ducking drug tests

(Newser) - A Greek court yesterday overturned convictions for a pair of Greek sprinting stars accused of faking a car crash to avoid a drug test on the eve of the 2004 Athens Olympics that were supposed to catapult them into national heroes. The judges ruled that there was reasonable doubt as... More »

Roger Clemens Must Face New Perjury Trial

Previous one ended in a mistrial

(Newser) - A federal judge today rejected ex-baseball star Roger Clemens' request to throw out perjury charges against him and said he must face another trial. US District Judge Reggie Walton set the date for April 17. The first trial ended in a mistrial on only the second day when prosecutors showed... More »

Clemens Judge Declares Mistrial

We'll know in September whether government will try again

(Newser) - A big swing and a miss for prosecutors: The judge in the Roger Clemens perjury trial declared a mistrial today—on only the second day. Prosecutors showed evidence to the jury that the judge had earlier deemed inadmissible, reports the Los Angeles Times . "I don't see how I... More »

Clemens Faces Former BFFs in Perjury Trial

Andy Pettitte, Brian McNamee are star prosecution witnesses

(Newser) - Roger Clemens' perjury trial begins today in Washington, and it is loaded with juicy storylines—no pun intended—thanks to star witnesses Andy Pettitte and Brian McNamee. Clemens and Pettitte were as close as brothers, but of all the ex-ballplayers testifying, only Pettitte is expected to say Clemens admitted using... More »

Barry Bonds Convicted of Obstructing Justice

But jury deadlocks on three counts of perjury

(Newser) - Barry Bonds was convicted of obstruction of justice today, but a jury failed to reach a verdict on three other counts that the home run king lied to a grand jury when he denied knowingly using steroids and human growth hormone. Following a 12-day trial and almost four full days... More »

Bonds' Son: The Bigger Hat Was Mine

Nikolai explains the real reason his dad's baseball cap size grew

(Newser) - Nikolai Bonds scrutinizes every nuance of dad Barry Bonds' perjury trial from afar: He winces over the ex-mistress's allegations and watches old friends turn on his dad, but for him, the trial's outcome was settled in 2003. "Did you?" he asked the Giants slugger about rumors of steroid use.... More »

Barry Bonds' Friend: I Saw Trainer With Syringe

Perjury trial continues for home run king

(Newser) - A key government witness in the Barry Bonds perjury trial testified today that he saw the home run king's personal trainer leave Bonds' spring training bedroom with a syringe in 2000. Steve Hoskins said that when he saw Bonds and his personal trainer, Greg Anderson, coming out of the master... More »

Clemens Pleads Not Guilty

Pitcher to fight charges of lying to congress

(Newser) - Seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens pleaded not guilty today to charges of lying to Congress about whether he used steroids or human growth hormone. When asked for a plea, the retired pitcher said in a clear voice: "Not guilty, your honor." Clemens and all-time home run leader... More »

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