False declaration

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Country: United States of America
State: California

What can happen if a declaration submitted into court is mainly false statements? Can a person be held responsible or is it an out of court statement in which nobody is held reliable?

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The person can be found in contempt and jailed or fined.
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Tanya Rossington, prosecuting for Gateshead Council, said in June 2005 Jackson made a false declaration that he was unemployed and in July 2005 failed to notify the council he was no longer entitled to income support.
He admitted seven charges of making false declaration to obtain benefits between November, 2000, and February, 2001.
Philipe Akwari, 25, from Roselawn, Lucan, Co Dublin, was last week fined EUR100 after he admitted making a false declaration at the Bolton Street exam centre on November 23.
Philipe Akwari, 25, of Roselawn, Lucan, Co Dublin, was fined pounds 100 after he admitted making a false declaration and acting under false pretences at the Bolton Street exam centre last November.
A solicitor representing Newcastle City Council told the magistrates: "There are 30 offences of dishonestly making a false declaration.
The Newark party has been effectively hamstrung for the past year by the court case facing Jones and her agent Des Whicher, who were both found guilty of making a false declaration of election expenses at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday.
Burke, 59, once among the most powerful figures in Irish politics, made a false declaration under the Tax Amnesty Act on or around December 15, 1993, Dublin District Court was told.
He is accused of making a false declaration when the Revenue Commissioners offered defaulters an amnesty from prosecution in December 1993.
Bruce claimed that a false declaration had been made against them by a British woman following an incident at a Lloret bar.
Earlier this week, Reeves, who married five times between 1978 and 1991, admitted bigamy and making a false declaration at Carlisle Register Office.
Last month, he was jailed for three months on charges of driving without insurance and making a false declaration on a vehicle change of ownership form.
A jury found them guilty of knowingly making a false declaration of election expenses under the 1983 Representation of the People Act.