Citation[edit | edit source]

Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2008 (ITERA), Pub. L. No. 108-275, Tit. II, 122 Stat. 356 (Sept. 26, 2008), codified at 18 U.S.C. §1030.

Overview[edit | edit source]

In 2008, Congress enhanced the identity theft laws by passing the Act. The principal provisions of Act include clarification and expansion of jurisdiction for various cybercrime offenses, a directive to the United States Sentencing Commission regarding identity-theft sentences, and authority for federal courts to include in sentences a requirement that a defendant convicted under the general identity theft offenses[1] pay "equal to the value of the time reasonably spent by the victim in an attempt to remediate the intended or actual harm incurred by the victim from the offense."[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 18 U.S.C. §§1028(a)(7) and 1028A(a).
  2. Pub. L. No. 110-326, Tit. II, §202(3) (Sept. 26, 2008), codified at 18 U.S.C. §3663(b)(6).
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