Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Monday, November 30, 2009

White House Crashers Legal Responsibility

So what are the legal consequences for sneaking into a White House party and meeting the President and Vice-President?? It of course, depends upon the facts. What exactly was said and to whom. The Blog of the Legal Times believes that the most likely violation is 18 USC Sec. 1001, which allows for the prosecution of anyone who “falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact” or “makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation.”

My take on this is that the couple is not going to prosecuted if the cooperate with the Secret Service and tell them exactly how they accomplished getting past Secret Service.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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