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Flores-Figueroa v. United States

Docket No.: 08-108
Certiorari Granted: Oct 20 2008
Argued: February 25, 2009
Decided: May 4, 2009

PartyNames: Ignacio Carlos Flores-Figueroa v. United States
Petitioner: Ignacio Carlos Flores-Figueroa
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Ignacio Carlos Flores-Figueroa
United States
Question Presented:

Whether, to prove aggravated identity theft under 18 U.S.C. ยง 1028A(a)(1), the Government must show that the defendant knew that the means of identification he used belonged to another person.


In order to prove aggravated identity theft, does the government need to prove the defendant knew the identification he possessed belonged to another person?

Holding: reversed and remanded
Vote: 9-0

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