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Overseas Crime in the United States [July 29, 2022]   [open pdf - 699KB]

From the Document: "How do you commit a crime in the United States when you have never been here? According to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (Fourth Circuit) in 'United States v. Elbaz' [hyperlink], you can commit a crime in the United States without being physically present by phoning it in, even though the crime in question, wire fraud [hyperlink], only applies domestically. Specifically, the Fourth Circuit recently held that the wire fraud statute could be applied to a defendant's domestic conduct in using wires located in the United States to defraud victims in the United States without having to be physically present in the United States."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10799
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2022-07-29
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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