Employers And Identity Theft: Victims And Enablers

Law360, New York (October 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On Oct. 20, 2008 the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the United States v. Ignacio Flores-Figueroa, SC No. 08-108. In Flores-Figueroa, the Court will consider the case of a Mexican citizen convicted of aggravated identity theft for using the social security number of another person in order to gain employment in the United States.

While this case looks specifically at the government’s burden of proof in obtaining a criminal conviction under the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act, the case also highlights the role of employer...
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