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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 7, 2021

Two Dominican Nationals Sentenced for Drug and Identity Theft Charges

BOSTON – Two Dominican nationals were sentenced yesterday on drug and aggravated identity theft charges in connection with their roles in a fentanyl conspiracy.

Gregorio Andres Gonsalez Sepulveda, 47, a Dominican national previously residing in Revere, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to seven years in prison and four years of supervised release. In January 2020, Gonsalez Sepulveda pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, three counts of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, five counts of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, one count of false representation of a Social Security number and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Sandy Alejandro Reynoso Cruz, 48, a Dominican national residing in Waterbury, Conn., was sentenced by Judge Wolf to seven years in prison and four years of supervised release. In December 2020, Reynoso Cruz pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, one count of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, one count of false representation of a Social Security number and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Gonsalez Sepulveda made six sales of fentanyl to a cooperating witness in Revere. Cruz was Gonsalez Sepulveda’s supplier. In addition, both defendants used stolen identities and Social Security numbers when applying for Massachusetts driver’s licenses in 2017.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Theodore Heinrich of Mendell’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Identity Theft
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Updated May 7, 2021