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Dominican National Sentenced for Passport Fraud

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

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for passport fraud.

Jose Matos Dasis, 51, a Dominican national formerly residing in Lawrence, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to eight months in prison, three years of supervised release, and will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In April 2017, Dasis pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements on a passport application.

On Feb. 9, 2016, Dasis, using a false name, date of birth and social security number, applied for a United States passport at a U.S. Post Office in Massachusetts.  The investigation revealed that the defendant knowingly assumed the identity of another individual when he applied for the passport.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and William B. Gannon, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, Boston Field Office, made the announcement today.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated July 27, 2017

Identity Theft