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What is the penalty for perjury?

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05/27/2014

In the United States, under Federal law, the general perjury statute provides for a sentence of up to 5 years in prison, 18 USC 1621. The sentence is up to three years if the perjury violates the federal income tax return statute.

In the state of Florida it is a misdemeanor and can be punishable up to 1 year in jail.