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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
v.
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.

Question:

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
Read FLORES-FIGUEROA V. UNITED STATES opinion (PDF)
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