Qitzur Shulchan Arukh – 181:22

כב: שְׁנֵי עֵדִים, שֶׁאֶחָד יוֹדֵעַ בַּחֲבֵרוֹ שֶׁהוּא רָשָׁע וּפָסוּל לְעֵדוּת מִן הַתּוֹרָה וְאֵין הַדַּיָנִים מַכִּירִים בְּרִשְׁעוֹ, אָסור לוֹ לְהָעִיד עִמּוֹ, אַף-עַל-פִּי שֶׁהִיא עֵדוּת אֱמֶת, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר, אַל תָֹּשֶת יָדְךָ עִם רָשָׁע לִהְיוֹת עֵד חָמָס. וּגְזֵרַת הַכָּתוּב הִיא, שֶׁכָּל הָעֵדוּת בְּטֵלָה, אֲפִלּוּ הֵם רַבִּים, אִם אֶחָד בֵּינֵיהֶם פָּסוּל. וְאֵיזֶהוּ רָשָׁע שֶׁפָּסוּל לְעֵדוּת מִן הַתּוֹרָה. כֹּל שֶׁעָבַר עַל דָּבָר שֶׁפָּשַט בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל שֶׁהוּא עֲבֵרָה, וְהוּא דָבָר שֶׁבְּלֹא-תַעֲשֶה מִן הַתּוֹרָה, וְעָבַר בְּזָדוֹן וְלֹא עָשָׂה תְשׁוּבָה. אֲבָל אִם יֵשׁ לִתְלוֹת שֶׁעָשָֹה בִשְׁגָגָה אוֹ בְטָעוּת, שֶׁלֹּא יָדַע אֶת הָאִסּוּר, לֹא נִפְסָל לְעֵדוּת

Two witness where one knows about his fellow that he is evil and Torahitically disqualified from testifying but the judges do not know his evil, it is prohibited for him [the witness who knows this of the other] to testify with him — even if the testimony is true. For it says “Do not stretch out your hand with someone wicked to be a duplicitous witness”. And it is a decree of scripture that the entire testimony is void even if they are many, if [only] one of them is invalid.

Who is an evil person who is Torahitically disqualified from testifying? Anyone who violates something that [the knowledge] is spread across the Jewish People that it is a sin, and it is something that is a “thou shalt not” of the Torah, and he did it intentionally and didn’t [since] repent. However, if one can ascertain that he did it forgetfully or in error, that he didn’t know it was prohibited, he is not disqualified from testimony.

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