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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Dominican National Sentenced for Identity Theft Offenses

Defendant used false identity on more than a dozen applications submitted for driver’s licenses and to obtain MassHealth benefits

BOSTON – A Dominical national, who has been arrested numerous times under a false identity for heroin offenses, was sentenced today for identity theft charges.

Marlon Suazo Santos, 31, a Dominican national who resided in Dorchester, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to 30 months in prison to be served consecutively to a state drug conviction. Suazo Santos will face deportation proceedings upon completion on his sentence. In October 2019, Suazo Santos pleaded guilty to two counts of false representation of a Social Security number and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Suazo Santos used the identity of a U.S. citizen on more than a dozen applications submitted to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles for driver’s licenses and other identification documents. Suazo Santos also used this identity on applications for MassHealth benefits and during booking when arrested for numerous heroin-related offenses and other crimes.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Jason Molina, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Abely, Deputy Chief of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit, prosecuted the case.

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Updated January 14, 2020