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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

S. 933

TO EXTEND THE LAW RELATING TO PERJURY
TO THE WILLFUL GIVING OF CONT DIC-

TORY STATEMENTS UNDER OATH

MARCH 10, 1950

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1951

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COMMITTEE ON THÈ JUDICIARY

"PAT MOCÁRRAN, Nevada, Chairmani: HARLEY M. KILGORE, West Virginia; ALEXANDER WILEY, Wisconsin JAMES O. EASTLAND, Mississippi

WILLIAM LANGER, North Dakota WARREN G. MAGNUSON, Washington HOMER FERGUSON, Michigan HERBERT R. O'CONOR, Maryland

FORREST C. DONNELL, Missouri FRANK P. GRAHAM, North Carolina

WILLIAM E. JENNER, Indiana ESTES KEFAUVER, Tennessee GARRETT L. WITHERS, Kentucky

J. G. SOURWINE, Counsel

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GARRETT L. WITHERS, Kentucky, Chairman JAMES 0. EASTLAND, Mississippi

HOMER FERGUSON, Michigan

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PERJURY (CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS UNDER OATH)

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1950

UNITED STATES SENATE,

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY,

Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10:30 a. m., in room 424, Senate Office Building, Hon. Garrett L. Withers presiding.

Present: Senator Withers.
Also present: George S. Green, committee staff member.
Senator WITHERS. The hearing will come to order.
At this point, we will insert in the record S. 933.
(S. 933 is as follows:)

(S. 933, 81st Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To extend the law relating to perjury to the willful giving of contradictory statements under oath

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That title 18, United States Code, section 1621 (Public Law 772, Eightieth Congress), be amended to read as follows:

“Whoever, having taken an oath before a competent tribunal, officer, or person, in any case in which a law of the United States authorizes an oath to be administered, that he will testify, declare, depose, or certify truly, or that any written testimony, declaration, deposition, or certificate by him subscribed, is true, willfully and contrary to such oath states or subscribes any material matter which he does not believe to be true, or willfully gives or makes contradictory testimony or statements in judicial proceedings in respect to any material matter, is guilty of perjury, and shall, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, be fined not more than $2,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.”

Senator WITHERS. You may go ahead in narrative form and give your name and position.

STATEMENTS OF GOLDEN N. DAGGER, AND ROSALIE M. MOYNA

HAN, CRIMINAL DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, WASHINGTON, D. C.

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Mr. DAGGER. My name is Golden N. Dagger. I am an attorney in the Department of Justice. Associated with me here this morning is Miss Rosalie M. Moynahan, who is also an attorney in the Department of Justice, and who has done some study and research work on the subject matter of Senate bill 933.

For whatever value it may be to the committee, we have prepared a statement.

Senator WITHERS. We will put that in the record at this point.

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