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1518. Transported In The Mail -- 18 U.S.C. 1028

Title 18 U.S.C. § 1028(c)(3), establishes federal jurisdiction if -- in the course of the prohibited production, transfer, or possession -- the identification document, false identification document, or document-making implement is transported in the United States mail. As a practical matter, this subsection really only expands coverage to intrastate mailings, since interstate mailings are covered by the "commerce" basis for federal jurisdiction.

[cited in USAM 9-64.400]

Updated May 20, 2015