18 USC 1343

Summary of aggravated identity theft under federal law

December 8, 2011
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Federal law has two statutes that address the crime of identity theft. The first is 18 USC 1028. Congress passed this statute as part of the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrent Act in 1998. This was the first federal statute concerning the crime of identity theft, which is a modern offense. The offense of identity […]

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A summary of federal wire fraud

February 9, 2011

The federal statute on wire fraud is Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343. Congress passed the wire fraud statute in 1952 as part of the Communications Act Amendment. The law against mail fraud was already on the books at that point, but Congress wanted to extend the mail fraud provisions to cover new technology. […]

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