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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 yesterday in federal court in Worcester for passport fraud.


Adolfo Santana Gonzalez, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 366 days in prison. Santana Gonzalez will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In October 2017, Santana Gonzalez pleaded guilty to one count of misuse of a Social Security number and one count of making a false statement in an application for a United States passport.


In November 2016, Santana Gonzalez, using the identification and Social Security number assigned to another individual, submitted an application for a U.S. passport at a U.S. Post Office in Worcester in that individual’s name. 


United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and William B. Gannon, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Boston Field Office, made the announcement today. U.S. Customs and Border Protection provided assistance with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.


Updated January 10, 2018

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