Leominster Man Pleads Guilty to Passport Fraud
BOSTON – A Leominster man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to passport fraud.
“John Doe,” whose true identity and age are presently unknown, and whose last known address was in Leominster, pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements in a passport application. U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper scheduled sentencing for Jan. 17, 2019.
At the plea hearing, Doe admitted that in December 2011, he 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.
The charge of passport fraud provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. 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. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sandra S. Bower and Lauren A. Graber of Lelling’s Criminal Division are prosecuting this case.