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Dominican National Sentenced for Firearms and Identity Fraud Offenses

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

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for a firearm offense and using a false social security number.

Leudy Enrique Rodriguez Mojica, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to time served (approximately 16 months) and three years of supervised release. Rodriguez Mojica will be subject to deportation. In April 2017, Rodriquez Mojica pleaded guilty to one count of being an alien unlawfully present in the United States in possession of a firearm and one count of falsely representing a social security number to be his.

On March 23, 2016, Rodriguez Mojica was encountered in Lawrence by law enforcement who recovered a loaded 9mm pistol from the defendant.  In addition, on an earlier occasion, Rodriguez Mojica used the name, date of birth, and social security number of a United States citizen to obtain a Massachusetts identification card.     

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Matthew J. Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Scott Antolik, Special Agent in Charge of the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, Boston Field Division, made the announcement. Assistance was also provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Lawrence Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert E. Richardson of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case. 

Updated July 13, 2017

Firearms Offenses
Identity Theft