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A. It shall be unlawful, in any official proceeding, to make a false statement under oath or equivalent affirmation, or swear or affirm the truth of a statement previously made, when the statement is material and the declarant does not believe it to be true.

B. Falsification is material, regardless of the admissibility of the statement under rules of evidence, if it could have affected the course or outcome of the proceeding. It is no defense that the declarant mistakenly believed the falsification to be immaterial. Whether a falsification is material in a given factual situation is a question of law to be decided by the Court.

C. It is no defense to prosecution under this section that the oath or affirmation was administered or taken in an irregular manner or that the declarant was not competent to make the statement. A document purporting to be made on oath or affirmation at any time when the actor presents it as being so verified shall be deemed to have been duly sworn or affirmed.

D. No person shall be guilty of an offense under this section if he retracted the falsification in the course of the proceeding in which it was made before it became manifest that the falsification was or would be exposed and before the falsification substantially affected the proceeding.

E. No person shall be convicted of an offense under this section where proof of falsity rests solely upon contradiction by testimony of a single person other than the defendant.

F. Perjury in the first degree shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by a term of imprisonment in the Tribal Jail not to exceed one year, or by banishment for not less than five years nor more than ten (10) years, or any combination of the above authorized punishments. For a second or subsequent conviction under this section, banishment may be imposed for not less than ten (10) years nor more than life.