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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 was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for misusing a Social Security number.    

Adys Sanchez, 47, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 12 months and one day in prison and two years of supervised release. Sanchez will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of her sentence. In April 2018, Sanchez was charged by indictment and later arrested in Miami, Fla.

In April 2014, Sanchez used the name and Social Security number of a U.S. citizen from Puerto Rico when she applied for a driver’s license renewal at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Based on the application, Sanchez’s license in the name of the U.S. citizen was renewed.

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 today. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Burzycki of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.


Updated May 23, 2019