Tor operator raided in Finland

Scott Bennett bennett at
Tue Jan 29 19:16:43 UTC 2008

     On Tue, 29 Jan 2008 15:15:12 +0100 "Alexander W. Janssen" <alexander.janssen at> wrote:

>Scott Bennett wrote:
>>      In the United States, knowingly giving false information to a federal
>> law enforcement officer is a felony, so as soon as they found out you had
>> deceived them, they would likely charge you with that crime.
>That sounds a bit misleading - if you're a suspect you don't need to
>tell the truth. You don't need to say anything.
>Though if you're a witness, you *must* testify (as long as you're not
>accusing your kids or spouse) *and* tell the truth.

     Sorry, but you're mistaken.  It's in the federal criminal code,
and Libby was convicted of violating it.
>However, if you lie in court as a witness, you're in big trouble.
     That is a separate crime called perjury.

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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