Is this Perjury?
May 16, 2017 Updated July 14, 2019 By Dave Wilson
On April 13, 2017 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm at a Special Meeting of the HCC Board of Trustees, board counsel, Jarvis Hollingsworth with the law firm of Bracewell, handed out material and provided a one-hour lecture for the HCC Annual Trustee Orientation training program. A training session of at least four hours is required by all trustees every year as spelled out in the By-laws. After the one-hour training, he told the board members to complete their training by spending 3 hours of self-study reading the material he handed out.
From 4:00pm – 7:00pm on April 13, 2017, the Committee of the Whole (COTW) met. Trustees Glaser, Tamez, Capo, Loredo, Wilson, Evans-Shabazz and Hansen were in attendance.
My question is: How could trustees Tamez, Loredo, and Capo complete 3 hours of reading when they were in a meeting from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. And my second question is: How could trustees Tamez, Loredo, and Capo turn their sworn signed certification of 4 hours of training completed by 5:54 pm April 13, 2017 when only 2 hours and 54 minutes had elapsed since they received the material?
The certification states “By signing in the space provided below, you certify that you have satisfied the foregoing training requirement, through training provided by Board Counsel and supplemental self-study of the materials provided by Board Counsel.”
DOWNLOADABLE SIGNED CERTIFICATES
Per • ju • ry 1: the voluntary violation of an oath or vow either by swearing to what is untrue or by omission to do what has been promised under oath: false swearing; specif: a willfully false statement of fact material to the issue made by a witness under oath in a competent judicial proceeding or under statute law so made on affirmation and in some jurisdictions any case including one that is extrajudicial of willful false statement made under an oath authorized to be administered by law 2: an instance of false swearing or willful breach of oath
Is this perjury? Are they above the law?