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El Salvadorian National Indicted on Passport Fraud Charge

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

Boston, MA - An El Salvadorian national was indicted today in federal court on a charge of passport fraud.

Eliseo Rivas, 41, formerly of Chelsea, is alleged to have impersonated another in applying for a U.S. passport in 2016.  

Rivas faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the United States Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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 today.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit. 

Updated September 9, 2019