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Dominican National Charged With Passport Fraud

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

BOSTON - A Dominican national was charged today in federal court in Boston with passport fraud.

Adolfo Santana Gonzalez, 31, was charged with misuse of a social security number and making a false statement in an application for a United States Passport.

According to the indictment, in November 2016, Santana Gonzalez, using the identification and social security number assigned to another individual, submitted an application for a U.S. passport at a U.S. Post Office in Worcester in that individual’s name. 

The charge of passport fraud provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Santana Gonzalez will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and David W. Hall, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Boston Field Office, made the announcement today. U.S. Customs and Border Protection assisted with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated June 8, 2017