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Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 15 Months for Passport Fraud

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

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Juan Santana, 42, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release for making a false statement in a passport application and aggravated identity theft.

According to court records, in October 2016, Santana, who was a citizen of the Dominican Republic and therefore ineligible to receive a U.S. passport, submitted a U.S. passport application falsely identifying himself as another individual. He presented a birth certificate and Maine driver’s license in the other individual’s name. When he was arrested in October 2017, he was in possession of several documents in the other individual’s name, including a Maine driver’s license, social security card and debit card.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; and the U.S. Marshals Service.


Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Updated July 12, 2018

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