(January 2019) In fiscal year 2017, there were 1,043 offenders convicted under 18 U.S.C. § 1028A, who accounted for 1.7% of all offenders sentenced under the guidelines. The number of offenders convicted under section 1028A has increased by 14.0% since fiscal year 2013. Offenses under section 1028A carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 24 months. The punishment imposed under section 1028A must be consecutive to any punishment imposed for another offense, including the offense during which the aggravated identity theft occurred.