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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Dominican Man Pleads Guilty To Misrepresenting A Social Security Number

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith announced that Richard Arias-Aquasvivas, of the Dominican Republic, has pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment alleging that he misrepresented a social security number while attempting to get a New Hampshire drivers license at the Nashua office of the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles.

          Agents of the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement were called to the Nashua office of the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles on July 15, 2015 to provide investigative assistance relating to a man attempting to obtain a New Hampshire driver’s license.  The individual insisted he was an American citizen born in Puerto Rico.  ICE officers attempted to obtain digital fingerprints of the individual but his fingertips had been mutilated and the agents were unable to obtain a positive identification.

          Subsequent investigation allowed the agents to identify the individual as Arias-Aquasvivas.  Inked fingerprints confirmed that identity and that Arias-Aquasvivas was the subject of a previous deportation order.

          Arias-Aquasvivas will be sentenced at 11:00 AM on January 12, 2016, and will be deported after serving his sentence.

          The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the New Hampshire State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alfred Rubega is prosecuting this case.

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Updated February 4, 2016