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Fuhrman to be investigated for perjury

Los Angeles - The California attorney general will investigate allegations that former detective Mark Fuhrman committed perjury during the OJ Simpson murder trial, district attorney Gil Garcetti said.

Mr Garcetti asked the attorney general, Dan Lungren, to handle the case last week, saying it was necessary to avoid any conflict of interest in his office. Simpson's attorneys contend Fuhrman committed perjury when he testified that he had not used a certain racial epithet during the previous 10 years. AP