• 11th Cir.
  • 11-14698
  • Jan 16 2013 (Date Decided)
  • Dubina, J.
  • For Plaintiff: Anne Ruth Schultz, Emily M. Smachetti, Wifredo A. Ferrer, and Kathleen Mary Salyer, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Miami; Marc Anton and William H. Beckerleg, Jr., U.S. Attorney’s Office, Fort Lauderdale
  • For Defendant: Alfredo A. Izaguirre, Alfredo A. Izaguirre PA, Coral Gables
In a case of first impression, the Eleventh Circuit was asked to determine who is considered an identity theft victim. Those whose information was used, not merely sold, are victims, the three-judge panel held. Given the novelty of the case, the court's decision could have ripple effects across the country on how courts sentence identity thieves.