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  • Police cite woman for lying about dogs

    July 12, 2013 11:04 PM

    WALKER- Police issued a woman who reported finding ten puppies in an ice chest a misdemeanor summons. Investigators believe the woman lied about the dogs' situation to get them taken by the city's animal shelter. Police said they issued the citation for one count of animal cruelty. "This... more »
  • Obama signs bill on lying about military medals

    June 3, 2013 2:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has signed a bill making it a crime to lie about receiving a military medal. The Stolen Valor Act cleared both chambers of Congress last month. The White House says Obama signed it Monday. The measure revives a law struck down... more »
  • BP executive charged with lying to authorities

    November 15, 2012 1:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two men who worked for BP during the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster have been charged with manslaughter and a third with lying to federal investigators, according to indictments made public Thursday, hours after BP announced it was paying $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S.... more »
  • Lying on the internet legal in Rhode Island

    June 26, 2012 8:11 PM

    It may be wrong to lie but it's legal if you do it on the internet in Rhode Island. State lawmakers repealed an obscure law from 1989 that made lying on the internet a misdemeanor punishable by fines up to $500 and up to a year in prison. It made... more »
  • Roger Clemens acquitted on all charges

    June 18, 2012 3:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Roger Clemens has been acquitted on all charges by a jury that decided he didn't lie to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Jurors returned their verdict Monday after close to 10 hours of deliberation. The outcome brings an end to a 10-week trial that capped an... more »
  • Kids could someday get on Facebook, without lying

    June 4, 2012 1:37 PM

    NEW YORK - Though Facebook bans children under 13, millions of them have profiles on the site by lying about their age. Now, the company is testing out ways to allow younger kids on its site without needing to lie. It would be under parental supervision, such as by connecting... more »
  • N.O. cop gets 20 months for lying about shooting

    April 11, 2012 2:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for lying about the aftermath of a deadly shooting outside the city's convention center following Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance sentenced Ronald Mitchell on Wednesday. Mitchell's attorney, Kerry Cuccia, had said federal... more »
  • Rig manager pleads guilty to lying about tests

    April 6, 2012 6:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Mississippi man who worked as manager on a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico has pleaded guilty to lying about testing on a key safety device. Forty-nine-year-old Donald Hudson, of Walnut Grove, Miss., faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison following his guilty... more »
  • Caylee's law

    February 14, 2012 10:41 AM

    TALLAHASSEE - A bill inspired by the death of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony is a step closer to approval by the Florida Legislature. Lawmakers crafted the bill last year after Caylee's mother, Casey Anthony, was acquitted of murdering her child. She was however found guilty on four misdemeanor counts... more »
  • 1 cop guilty of lying about post-Katrina shooting

    December 9, 2011 2:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Police Department has suspended an officer convicted of lying about the aftermath of a deadly shooting outside the city's convention center following Hurricane Katrina. Officer Ronald Mitchell had been reassigned to desk duty following his indictment last year on federal charges of obstruction of justice... more »
  • Man sentenced for lying about Katrina shootings

    September 14, 2011 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A man who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about what he saw near a New Orleans bridge where police shot unarmed residents after Hurricane Katrina has been sentenced to 8 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan on Wednesday also sentenced Marion David Ryder... more »
  • Security Chief Indicted in Mine Disaster Investigation

    February 28, 2011 7:11 PM

    The security chief of a Massey Energy Company subsidiary is charged with lying in the investigation of the explosion last year that killed 29 miners at the company's Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia. Hughie Stover was indicted for obstructing the investigation by lying and ordering the disposal of... more »
  • Inmate accused of making false murder confession

    November 24, 2010 4:35 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE- An inmate in the Iberia Parish Correctional Center is in even more hot water after investigators said he made false statements about killing two people. Authorities said Jeremy Richard gave a detailed confession to the St. Martinville Sheriff's Office, admitting to killing two Hispanic men and dumping... more »
  • Officer admits lying to grand jury

    November 19, 2010 6:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans police sergeant says she did not tell the truth to a grand jury after a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina. Sergeant Purnella Simmons took responsibilty for writing a report that showed the shooting was justified. In testimony today, Simmons said her initial testimony... more »
  • Clemens pleads not guilty to charge of lying

    August 30, 2010 1:09 PM

    Baseball great Roger Clemens has entered a not guilty plea to charges of lying to Congress about whether he used steroids or human growth hormone. Clemens entered his plea Monday in U.S. District Court. The arraignment happened a few blocks away from where the retired pitcher swore under... more »
  • Ex-company officer charged with boosting books

    May 28, 2010 5:29 AM

    A former officer for a chain of orthodontic clinics has been charged with falsifying corporate records and lying to auditors. Bart Palmisano Jr. was chief financial officer of Orthodontic Centers of America Inc., which was once headquartered in Metairie. Prosecutors accuse him of artificially increasing the company's revenue and assets.... more »
  • La. man charged with lying about Katrina shootings

    April 1, 2010 6:06 PM

    A convicted felon has been charged with lying to the FBI about a police shooting that killed two people and wounded four others on a New Orleans bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 45-year-old David Ryder, of Opelousas, falsely claimed that he had chased a... more »

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