No. 07-3353.

527 F.3d 741 (2008)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Michael Edward KOWAL, also known as Larry William Tipton, also known as Michael William Tipton, also known as William Bloom, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: May 29, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Webb L. Wassmer, argued, Cedar Rapids, IA, for appellant.

Peter E. Deegan, AUSA, argued, Cedar Rapids, IA, for appellee.

Before MURPHY, COLLOTON, and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges.

MURPHY, Circuit Judge.

Michael Edward Kowal was charged in a seven count indictment with crimes related to identity theft. He pled guilty to five of the counts and was found guilty after a bench trial on the remaining two counts, the district court1 sentenced him to fifty four months in prison. Kowal appeals, challenging his conviction on the two counts of aggravated identity theft and his sentence on the other counts. We affirm.


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