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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 Boston for passport fraud.

Robinson Radhames Villar, 41, a Dominican national residing in Leominster, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to one year and one day in prison and will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In October 2018, Villar pleaded guilty to making false statements in a passport application.

In December 2011, Villar entered a Jamaica Plain post office and used the name, date of birth, and Social Security number of a United States citizen from Puerto Rico to apply for a United States passport.  

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and William B. Gannon, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, Boston Field Office, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sandra S. Bower and Lauren A. Graber of Lelling’s Criminal Division prosecuted the case.

Updated February 26, 2019