The trial of a man charged with perjury and bribing witnesses is currently underway in the Bega District Court.
Robert Bruce Hunt, 53, of Moruya, is on trial for two counts of making a false statement while under oath, conferring a benefit with the intent to influence a witness and perjury to procure a conviction.
It's alleged he tried to bribe witnesses in two previous court cases to make false statements under oath. In one case, it's alleged Hunt threatened to damage the property of a witness in a case against him.
He has pleaded not guilty to all counts.
The trial, which began on Monday, June 5, is set down for four weeks.
Perjury, put simply, is lying in court, and is a very serious offence in NSW. It can be either verbal or written and carries a maximum penalty of 10 years.