Alger Hiss was convicted of perjury on January 21, 1950. Whitaker Chambers, a former Communist Party member, had testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) that Hiss had secretly been a Communist. Hiss denied this allegation. Chambers then produced evidence that he and Hiss had been involved in espionage, which Hiss had previously denied. Hiss was indicted on two counts of perjury, and was found guilty on both counts of perjury and received two five-year sentences, of which he served three and a half years. In this video, Hiss maintains his innocence.