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Dominican National Pleads Guilty To Misuse Of A Social Security Number

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

BOSTON – A Dominican national pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to misusing a Social Security number.    

Adys Sanchez, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of misuse of a Social Security number. U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin scheduled sentencing for May 30, 2019. In April 2018, Sanchez was indicted and later arrested in Miami, Fla.

In April 2014, Sanchez represented that a Social Security number belonging to another person was her own in an application for a driver’s license renewal at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.

False representation of a Social Security number provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; William B. Gannon, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Boston Field Office; Scott Antolik, Special Agent in Charge of the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General; and Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, made the announcement. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Burzycki of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.


Updated February 27, 2019