Sixth Circuit upholds identity theft conviction without actual theft

, The National Law Journal


A federal appeals court has affirmed a sentence for aggravated identity theft even though the defendant bought the identity information he used for the fraud from a willing seller.

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  • ColorBlindJustice

    Both Lumbard and Cheesebrew should be hanged by their necks until dead -- on live network television. The same penalty should apply to any and all cyber-pirating hackers duly convicted in a court of law. After a few such executions, it's rather likely that both identity theft and hacking would become quite rare.

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