obstruction of justice


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obstruction of justice

n.
The criminal offense of intentionally hindering or interfering with the processes of law.
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Noun1.obstruction of justice - impeding those who seek justice in a court (as by trying to influence or intimidate any juror or witness or officer of the court); can result in a finding of contempt of court
obstruction - the act of obstructing; "obstruction of justice"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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A jury in December 2013 cleared Mix of one obstruction of justice charge, and the Department of Justice dropped the second charge today.
Tazhayakov, 20, faces a maximum 20-year prison sentence on the obstruction of justice charge, and up to five years in prison on the conspiracy charge.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed charges of homicide against eight Coast Guard personnel, and obstruction of justice against two other Coast Guard personnel, for the shooting and killing of Taiwanese fisherman, Hung Shih-cheng, 65, at the Balinting Channel on May 9, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said.
Do, 43, is charged with three counts of procurement fraud, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit procurement fraud.
Jurors convicted Black of obstruction of justice after seeing a videotape of the newspaper mogul hauling boxes of documents out of the Toronto office and loading them into his car.
7m) as they convicted him of three counts of fraud and one of obstruction of justice last year.
He was also convicted of the obstruction of justice.
Black, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, faced nine counts of mail and wire fraud, two counts of tax evasion and one count each of racketeering and obstruction of justice.
examines [section] 1503, which governs obstruction of justice affecting
If you're destroying documents to prevent them from being subpoenaed," says Rotunda, "you have a risk that a vigorous prosecutor will think of that as obstruction of justice.
Sarah knows if she admits the truth she can be held for obstruction of justice, but though there is heightened interest thanks to the media and a glory hound DA, Sarah heeds the plea of teenage Marlinchen Hennessy, daughter of a famous novelist, whose twin brother Aidan has been missing for five years, but ignored by police.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Gregory Jones said that 10 individuals, including three top aides to Campbell, have already been convicted or pleaded guilty as the result of a five-year investigation that turned up "numerous allegations of corruption, bribery, tax fraud, perjury, obstruction of justice, and illegal campaign contributions.