Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-44.1-2-1

Sec. 1 . (a) A person who:

(1) makes a false, material statement under oath or affirmation, knowing the statement to be false or not believing it to be true;  or

(2) has knowingly made two (2) or more material statements, in a proceeding before a court or grand jury, which are inconsistent to the degree that one (1) of them is necessarily false;

commits perjury, a Level 6 felony.

(b) In a prosecution under subsection (a)(2):

(1) the indictment or information need not specify which statement is actually false;  and

(2) the falsity of a statement may be established sufficiently for conviction by proof that the defendant made irreconcilably contradictory statements which are material to the point in question.


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