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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 perjury laws

December 3, 2010
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If a person testifies falsely after taking the oath, or writes a false statement on a document supported by affidavit, he can be prosecuted for perjury. The act is a criminal offense where the person knew the testimony or statement was false. The states have their own laws on perjury when the offense takes place […]

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Summary of federal offenses for making a false statement

November 2, 2010
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Federal law prohibits making a false statement to the United States government. Lying to a federal agent is a criminal offense with serious penalties. The law against making a false statement to an agent of the federal government is 18 USC 1001. The statute says it is against the law to knowingly and willfully make […]

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