In a statement released Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said Nyunt lied to the victim and told her the police and FBI were investigating her complaint.
"This case is about upholding one of the most fundamental principles in our system of justice _ the obligation of every witness to provide truthful and direct testimony in judicial proceedings," Melinda Haag, the U.S. attorney in San Francisco, said in a statement. "In the United States, taking an oath and promising to testify truthfully is a serious matter. We cannot ignore those who choose instead to obstruct justice. We will decide whether to seek a retrial of the defendant on the remaining counts as soon as possible."