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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Dominican National Sentenced for Identify Fraud

Defendant committed offense while serving federal supervised release

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for aggravated identity theft. 

Luis Rafael Noble Diaz, 43, who previously resided in Brockton, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to 35 months in prison and two years of supervised release. Noble Diaz will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In Sept. 2020, Noble Diaz pleaded guilty to false representation of a Social Security number and aggravated identity theft. 

On Aug. 20, 2014, Noble Diaz submitted an application for an identification card at the Registry of Motor Vehicles office in Boston using the name, date of birth and Social Security number of a U.S. citizen from Puerto Rico. Noble Diaz is a citizen on the Dominican Republic and in the United States without legal authority. At the time he submitted the fraudulent RMV application, Noble Diaz was on supervised release after serving a 10-year federal prison sentence for distributing heroin and cocaine base, commonly referred to as crack. After he was charged in this case, Noble Diaz was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for violating the conditions of his supervised release. 

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and William S. Walker, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney David G. Tobin of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

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Identity Theft
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Updated January 21, 2021