How to respond to semi-material Perjury/Forgery in a civil case?
The defendant has produced a modified version of an electronic document and represented it as the original in a sworn Declaration. The document is necessary for a motion the defendant has brought, but the changes themselves don't seem to be material. I think he produced this copy because he no longer possesses the original. The changes themselves were probably accidental.
While this particular deception isn't material, it's typical of the defendant's character. My Cause of Action is fraudulent misrepresentation, so anything that tends to persuade the judge or a jury that the defendant can't be trusted could potentially be useful. It would also be useful if it helps to defeat the instant motion. I care about bringing criminal charges only so far as doing so now might tend to keep the defendant honest later.
Edit: I have evidence that proves when and how the modified document was created. It strongly suggests that the defendant was involved. A little discovery would probably be enough to nail it down.
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