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1502

Prosecuting Violations of 18 U.S.C § 1028

Section 1028 of Title 18 does not supplant or replace any existing criminal provision which may be applicable to a particular identification document. However, because of its broad coverage and realistic penalties, it will normally be the vehicle by which many false identification violations are pursued. Of course, depending upon the particular circumstances of an individual situation, other provisions of applicable federal statutes may be utilized where the prosecutor believes that to be warranted.

[cited in USAM 9-64.400]