NOTE: Forgery of government documents such as birth certificates is a federal felony. In addition, forgery of any form of identification is a violation of the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act, The following was found on Wikipedia:
The Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act (2003)[ITADA] amended U.S. Code Title 18, § 1028 (“Fraud related to activity in connection with identification documents, authentication features, and information”). The statute now makes the possession of any “means of identification” to “knowingly transfer, possess, or use without lawful authority” a federal crime, alongside unlawful possession of identification documents. However, for federal jurisdiction to prosecute, the crime must include an “identification document” that either: (a) is purportedly issued by the United States, (b) is used or intended to defraud the United States, (c) is sent through the mail, or (d) is used in a manner that affects interstate or foreign commerce. See 18 U.S.C. § 1028(c). Punishment can be up to 5, 15, 20, or 30 years in federal prison, plus fines, depending on the underlying crime per 18 U.S.C. § 1028(b). In addition, punishments for the unlawful use of a “means of identification” were strengthened in § 1028A (“Aggravated Identity Theft”), allowing for a consecutive sentence under specific enumerated felony violations as defined in § 1028A(c)(1) through (11).
August 9, 2009
An anonymous blogger on the Fearless Blogging site claims to have created the latest Obama Kenyan birth certificate. The allegedly forged document was recently used by attorney Orly Taitz in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in a case on behalf of Alan Keyes and others claiming Obama is not born in the United States and is not legally entitled to be president.
The blogger claims to have used cotton business paper, an inkjet printer, a 1940 Royal Model KMM manual typewriter and other items to create the document. “Punkin’ the Birthers,” the blogger writes, “Priceless.”
WorldNetDaily reports that the suspect document was deemed inadmissible in court. “According to the OCRegister, the online site for the Orange County newspaper, a federal magistrate [on Friday] … threw out a request made to the court regarding the document,” WND writes. “The report said Magistrate Arthur Nakazato concluded the document was improperly filed, leaving open the door for it to be refiled.”
Forging an official document is punishable crime and that is probably why the blogger who posted the allegedly fake document — to “punk” the “birthers” — has decided to remain anonymous.
The blogger’s anonymity may hide another possibility — the fake document was planted by Obama operatives or fellow traveler in an effort to further discredit the growing demand that Obama release his birth certificate and finally put the issue to rest.