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Identity Theft

The federal aggravated identity theft statute does not specify if the phrase “another person” includes a deceased person but the “ordinary meaning … is unambiguous,” the Fourth Circuit ruled, finding that the lower court improperly allowed a defendant to withdraw his guilty plea to aggravated identity theft. 

RICHMOND, Va. – The federal aggravated identity theft statute does not specify if the phrase “another person” includes a deceased person but the “ordinary meaning … is unambiguous,” the Fourth Circuit ruled, finding that the lower court improperly allowed a defendant to withdraw his guilty plea to aggravated identity theft. 

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