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What are the consequences of lying in a congressional investigation?

Mayer Brown
02/02/2021

Quick Insights on Congressional Investigations is a video interview series hosted by Mayer Brown partners Michael Levy and Andrew Olmem, who on a weekly basis unpack the nuanced complexities underlying congressional investigations and provide guidance on how companies can manage and minimize the impacts. Each episode is short and tackles one question relating to congressional investigations.

In this episode, Michael and Andrew delve into the consequences of lying to Congress from a legal and practical perspective. Beyond the obvious situations that involve knowingly lying under oath while testifying at a congressional hearing, there are also legal ramifications for concealing material facts or knowingly submitting documents that contain false statements. Michael and Andrew walk through these risk areas and how to guard against them in the course of a congressional investigation. 

 

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