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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
TO EXTEND THE LAW RELATING TO PERJURY
TORY STATEMENTS UNDER OATH
MARCH 10, 1950
Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1951
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
i ?,!,! SUBCOMMITTEE
GARRETT L. WITHERS, Kentucky, Chairman JAMES 0. EASTLAND, Mississippi
HOMER FERGUSON, Michigan
PERJURY (CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS UNDER OATH)
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1950
UNITED STATES SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
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.
(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.
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.