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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Dominican National Sentenced for Identity Theft

Defendant used stolen identity to register as a sex offender

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for stealing the identity of a U.S. citizen from Puerto Rico. 

Jhonny Emilio Pimentel Aybar, 35, a Dominican national who previously resided in Everett, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 25 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Pimentel Aybar will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In November 2017, Pimentel Aybar pleaded guilty to three counts of misuse of a Social Security number and three counts of aggravated identity theft.

From at least August 2012 to August 2014, Aybar used a stolen identity to register as a Level 3 sex offender with the Everett Police Department. Aybar has been required to register as a Level 3 offender since his 2008 conviction in Essex County Superior Court for indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Michael Shea, Acting 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 today. Assistant United States Attorney Anne Paruti of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

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Identity Theft
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Updated February 7, 2018