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Roberts: Kill Bill on ID Theft

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 21, 2011

Due to a lack of consensus, Colorado senators have shelved a bill that sought to give prosecutors more latitude in charging people with identity theft, the Washington Examiner reports. House Bill 1049 would have allowed prosecutors "to charge people with identity theft even in cases where the defendant did not know that the information they used belonged to another person," the report states. Yesterday, a sponsor of the bill, Sen. Ellen Roberts, called for the proposal to be killed.
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