Matthew G. Kaiser

Matthew G. Kaiser

The Kaiser Law Firm PLLC

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Short Wins - The Aggravated Identity Theft, 18 U.S.C. § 1028A, And Stacking Edition

Aggravated identity theft - charged under 1028A - seems like it's getting more and more popular among federal prosecutors. It does come with massive leverage in plea negotiations; a conviction for a violation of 18 U.S.C. §...more

3/13/2014 - Convictions Identity Theft

Short Wins - Overcriminalization And Prison Costs Head To Congress

Congress these days seems to have noticed that we have too many federal criminal laws - which is a good thing (the Congressional notice, less the excessive criminal laws). Last week, the House Judiciary Committee heard...more

11/7/2013 - Child Pornography Criminal Prosecution Firearms Identity Theft Illegal Drugs Sexual Abuse

If You Transfer Someone's Personal Identity Information, You Don't Necessarily Use It, And They Aren't A Victim Of Your Identity...

Erica Hall was an office assistant at an OB/GYN office in Coral Springs, Florida. The job may not have paid well, because Ms. Hall was trying to make some extra cash on the side by selling patient information to some folks...more

3/15/2013 - Conspiracies Data Protection Identity Theft Personally Identifiable Information Sentencing Enhancements

The Fourth Circuit Holds That Corporations Aren't People For The Purposes Of The Identity Theft Statute, Or Take That Citizens...

Tamatha Hilton was the bookkeeper for a company called Woodsmith's. Woodsmith's made furniture. Ms. Hilton made bad decisions. Specifically, for a few years, she took checks written by Woodsmith's customers and gave them...more

1/18/2013 - Identity Theft

Short Wins - Stealing The Identity Of A Corporation, Conspiracies To Distribute Marijuana, And Jury Instructions For Sexual...

This week's wins cover three circuits and four diverse areas of law. Particularly interesting (to me) are the Fourth Circuit's opinion holding that it may not be a crime to steal the identity of a corporation. It feels...more

12/17/2012 - Fraud Identity Theft Illegal Reentry Jury Instructions Marijuana Sentencing Sexual Assault

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