Why Is It a Crime to Lie to the FBI?

It’s not OK to lie to the FBI. Not even a little.It’s actually a crime.Lies may be intentional deception or born out of a misguided attempt to cooperate but still protect yourself or others.This week, the U.S. attorney’s office made public guilty pleas to making false statements by two Dallas police officers accused of helping a night club magnate who laundered money and allowed the massive sale of cocaine in his clubs. During the investigation, the officers — Edward Villarreal and Craig Woods — lied to FBI agents about their role in Alfredo Navarro Hinojosa’s empire.Earlier this month, former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the election.  Continue reading...

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