Worcester Man Arrested for Passport Fraud and Illegal Reentry
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
BOSTON – A Worcester man was arrested today for allegedly using a stolen identity to apply for a United States passport after he had unlawfully reentered the United States following deportation.
Rohan Andrew Brown, 56, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Worcester on one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien, one count of passport fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. Following an initial appearance in federal court in Boston this afternoon, Brown was detained pending a hearing set for Oct. 12, 2023.
According to the charging documents, Brown was previously deported in August 2002. It is alleged that, sometime after his is removal, Brown unlawfully reentered the United States. In May 2023, Brown allegedly used another person’s identity to apply for a United States passport.
The charge of illegal reentry of a removed alien provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of passport fraud provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of aggravated identity theft provides for a mandatory sentence of two years in prison to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.
Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; Matthew O’Brien, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, Boston Field Office; and Todd M. Lyons, Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen M. Noto of the Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Updated October 6, 2023