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Prosecuting Hoaxes

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Prosecuting Hoaxes

Prosecuting Hoaxes

Prosecuting Hoaxes

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Robert Siegel talks with Jonathan Turley, professor of law at George Washington University, about how prosecutors on federal, state and local levels can deal with people accused of terrorist hoaxes. He says individuals can be easily arrested and charged using existing law, but getting a guilty verdict depends upon proving intent, which may be difficult in some cases.