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Criminal Practice – Sentencing – Enhancement – Perjury – Insufficient Findings (access required)

U.S. v. Perez In order to enhance a defendant’s sentence for obstruction of justice based on perjury, the sentencing court must make findings to clearly establish that a defendant gave false testimony on a material matter with willful intent to deceive. Because the trial court here failed to make the necessary findings, defendant’s enhanced sentence is reversed.

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