Gov't Defends Identity Theft Count In Panama Papers Case

Law360 (January 3, 2020, 4:41 PM EST) -- Prosecutors have urged a New York federal judge not to toss an identity theft charge that alleges an accountant used the name of his client's mother as part of a tax evasion scheme tied to Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.  

The prosecutors have asked U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman to deny a request from the accountant, Richard Gaffey, to dismiss one count of aggravated identity theft accusing him of using the name of a client's mother in connection with a fraudulent scheme. The statute underpinning the charge doesn't require proof that she didn't consent to the use of her...

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