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ID theft, fraud statute may be applied to witness tampering (access required)

A federal criminal statute that prohibits the unlawful use of identification information may be applied to a defendant accused of tampering with a witness. Judge Norman K. Moon of the Western District of Virginia denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss, rejecting his assertions that the statute’s placement in the U.S. Code, Congressional intent and its prior ...