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Jones Could Face 5 Years in Prison for Perjury

Discussion in 'The Lightweights' started by rubberlegjim, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. rubberlegjim

    rubberlegjim White Belt

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    1. Jon Jones swears an oath before the Commission. Under oath, he states that he lost his Nike sponsorship due to an altercation with Cormier (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2QXoat0BEo (See 5:35)

    2. Jones later releases a public statement saying this is not true: (http://mmajunkie.com/2014/12/champ-jon-jones-changes-story-on-nike-drop-says-it-was-mutual-agreement)

    3. According to the United States Code, Title 18, Part 1, Section 1621, if his sworn statement was in fact false he could, in theory face up to 5 years in prison.

    Based on the black letter law Jones could be charged. Prosecutions for perjury are rare. But perjury is a serious offence. And sometimes indictments are laid in high profile cases (ask Barry Bonds). All it would take is an exercise of prosecutorial discretion by someone who wanted to make an example of Jones.



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    United States Code, Title 18, Part 1, Section 1621.

    (1) Having taken an oath before a competent tribunal, officer, or person, in any case in which a law of the United States authorizes an oath to be administered, that he will testify, declare, depose, or certify truly, or that any written testimony, declaration, deposition, or certificate by him subscribed, is true, willfully and contrary to such oath states or subscribes any material matter which he does not believe to be true; or

    (2) in any declaration, certificate, verification, or statement under penalty of perjury as permitted under section 1746 of title 28, United States Code, willfully subscribes as true any material matter which he does not believe to be true


    This post is for commentary purposes only and does not represent a legal opinion or legal advice in any form.
     
  2. SalvadorAllende

    SalvadorAllende Interim Belt

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    White belts are going to whitebelt...

    The hates on Jones is huge here. I hope it ends on saturday when he dominates Cormier.
     
  3. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    "Could face" never happens.

    It's drama queen talk.
     
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    LongTermLurker "Et tu, Brute?" Platinum Member

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    I say no but good luck with that.
     
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    Well, this thread is exactly what I expected.
     
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    Jones haters are clinging to this so hard, I can't even laugh at it anymore.
     
  9. suffersystem

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    I very much doubt anything will come of it, but at the same time he may want to be more careful, as it would not be good if he ever had to come before the commission on other terms. They could remember this lying under oath and decide to bite him in the ass, if he ever had to go before them for something.
     
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    Huge if true.
     
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    Ziegmund Orange Belt

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    Jon with his long ass arms could reach from his cell into the guards office, grab the keychain of the wall and escape.
     
  12. Fuck the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
     
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    No way is it going to happen.

    Slight slap on the wrist is the worse that could happen.

    Famous people aren't subject to the same laws "normal" people are.
     
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    Ridiculous thread. Stfu
     
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    Sadly it won't, because they are all gonna hop right back on Gus's dick.
     
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    kurtwpg Silver Belt

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    Why don't you morons put a sock in it? Literally no one cares about your perjury fantasy. You are taking up valuable page 1 space.
     
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    Ban this prick.
     
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    Seems he was on his way out the door with Nike, and the brawl moved the timetable up. Not really "perjury," per se. Any attorney JJ can afford will make sure this never becomes an issue.
     
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    CostumedExtrmst Banned Banned

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    All is normal. smh
     
  20. rubberlegjim

    rubberlegjim White Belt

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    This is not an attempt to flame or detract from the quality of discussion. The purpose is to point out recent developments and the potential legal implications.

    If I were Jones lawyer this is what my legal advice would have been going into the hearing. Any client swearing an affidavit, or providing sworn testimony before a judicial, or quasi-judicial body should be aware that it is a solemn occasion and that there are serious legal consequences attached to it. This may include imprisonment.

    This is not an attempt to troll, just to illustrate the possible consequences of the circumstances. I think Jones is an incredible mixed martial artist. But this was poor judgment on his part.
     

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