H.R. 6060 (110th): Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2008

May 14, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Adam Schiff
Representative for California's 29th congressional district
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May 14, 2008
15 pages
Related Bills
S. 2168 (Related)
Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2007

Passed Senate
Last Action: Nov 15, 2007


This bill was introduced on May 14, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 14, 2008
Referred to Committee May 14, 2008
Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to enable increased federal prosecution of identity theft crimes and to allow for restitution to victims of identity theft.


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3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Library of Congress Summary

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Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2008 - Amends the federal criminal code to:
(1) authorize criminal restitution orders in identity theft cases to compensate victims for the time spent to remediate the intended or actual harm incurred;
(2) expand identity theft and aggravated identity theft crimes to include offenses against organizations (currently, only natural persons are protected);
(3) include conspiracy to commit a felony within the definition of "felony violation" for purposes of aggravated identity theft crimes;
(4) include making, uttering, or possessing counterfeited securities, mail theft, and tax fraud as predicate offenses for aggravated identity theft;
(5) enable prosecution of computer fraud offenses for conduct not involving an interstate or foreign communication;
(6) eliminate the requirement that damage to a victim's computer aggregate at least $5,000 before a prosecution can be brought for unauthorized access to a computer;
(7) make it a felony, during any one-year period, to damage 10 or more protected computers used by or for the federal government or a financial institution;
(8) expand the definition of "cyber-extortion" to include a demand for money in relation to damage to a protected computer, where such damage was caused to facilitate the extortion;
(9) prohibit conspiracies to commit computer fraud;
(10) expand interstate and foreign jurisdiction for prosecution of computer fraud offenses; and
(11) impose criminal and civil forfeitures of property used to commit computer fraud offenses.
Directs the U.S. Sentencing Commission to review its guidelines and policy statements for the sentencing of persons convicted of identity theft, computer fraud, illegal wiretapping, and unlawful access to stored information to reflect increased penalties for such offenses. Sets forth criteria for updating such guidelines and policy statements.

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