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Dominican National Arrested for Passport Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Dominican national was arrested today for passport fraud.

Gustavo Vallejo, 47, a Dominican national living in Boston, was indicted in April 2021 on one count of making false statements in a United States passport application. Vallejo made his initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein.

According to the charging document, in July 2011, Vallejo allegedly submitted an application for a U.S. Passport using the personal identifying information of a United States citizen.

The charge of false statements in application and use of passport provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and Jonathan Davidson, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Secret Service, Boston Field Office made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Dell’Anno of Mendell’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

Updated June 21, 2021

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