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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Mexican National Sentenced for Passport Fraud

BOSTON – A Mexican national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for passport fraud.

Patricia Cedeno-Larios, 52, a Mexican national residing in Haverhill, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to time served and was immediately taken into administrative custody by Homeland Security Investigation agents pending deportation. In December 2018, Cedeno Larios pleaded guilty to making false statements in a passport application.

In March 2008, Cedeno Larios entered a Boston 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; William B. Gannon, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, Boston Field Office; Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Scott Antolik, Special Agent in Charge of the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Soivilien of Lelling’s Criminal Division prosecuted the case.

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Updated June 4, 2019