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Identity theft.

The U.S. Sentencing Commission has voted to adopt new sentencing guidelines for the crime of aggravated identity theft, defined as using a stolen identity to commit other crimes. The new provisions, mandated by the Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act of 2004, create a minimum sentence of two years in prison for aggravated identity theft and a minimum of five years in prison for aggravated identity theft with the intent to commit an act of terrorism.

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