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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Dominican National Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced for False Identity Crime

BOSTON – A Dominican national pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court yesterday for fraudulent use of a Social Security number.

Jairo Samuel Andujar Ruiz, 27, formerly of Lawrence, pleaded guilty to one count of false representation of a Social Security number.  After accepting Andujar Ruiz’s guilty plea, U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani sentenced him to time served, approximately 7 ½ months, to be followed by one year of supervised release.  Andujar Ruiz is also subject to deportation proceedings. 

On Oct. 30, 2018, Andujar Ruiz used the Social Security number of a U.S. citizen to fraudulently obtain a valid Massachusetts state identification card under the victim’s name.  In order to obtain a Massachusetts ID card, Andujar Ruiz fraudulently provided various documents to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles in Haverhill including a Social Security card, bearing the victim’s name.  In addition, Andujar Ruiz obtained a Massachusetts driver’s license in the victim’s name.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Jason Molina, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston made the announcement today.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam W. Deitch of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

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Updated April 4, 2020