False Impersonation of Citizen Law and Legal Definition

According to 18 USCS § 911 it is a federal crime or offense for anyone to falsely and willfully impersonate a citizen of the United States. Whoever falsely and willfully represents himself to be a citizen of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. The three elements necessary to constitute the offense are First, a defendant must falsely claim to be a U.S. citizen. Second, the misrepresentation must be willful. Third, the misrepresentation must be made to someone with good reason to inquire into the defendant's citizenship. [United States v. Romero-Avila, 210 F.3d 1017, 1020-1021 (9th Cir. Cal. 2000)]