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Survivors’ Benefits Were ‘Government Property’ (access required)

A defendant who faked his own death and created a new identity of his alleged twin brother in order to receive social security survivors’ benefits for his two children, is guilty of the theft of government property, and the 4th Circuit affirms his conviction under 18 U.S.C. § 641. Government benefits Defendant argues that the district court erred ...