Page's attorney Todd Utzinger said that by law, interest and late fees, which Page still has to pay, are supposed to be deducted from the amount he still owes, to determine how much time he should serve in prison. Melodie Rydalch, with the U.S. Attorney's Office said that in most cases like Page's, sentencing is continued until both sides can agree on the amount lost, because it affects the sentencing.
Page has paid on bank loans and credit cards he took out using someone else's identification. Those amounts also need to be deducted from the total amount, Utzinger said.
Page has admitted to using the Social Security number and birth date of a Matthew L. Page, 40, of Salt Lake City, to get loans and open credit cards accounts between July 2002 and August 2004. The two men are not related.
He faces a minimum mandatory sentence of two years in a federal prison for the guilty plea of aggravated identity theft. He also faces a fine of $250,000. And, on the bank fraud plea, he could be sentenced to 30 years in a federal prison, a $250,000 fine and up to five years parole.
He was originally scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 12. The third sentencing date has yet to be scheduled.