Dominican man sentenced to 10 months in prison in US
Boston, US.– A Dominican man residing in Dorchester, Massachusetts, was sentenced to federal prison on charges that he used the identity of another man in an attempt to fraudulently obtain identification documents.
Richar Steward Cabral Baez, 35, was sentenced to 10 months in prison, and two years of supervised release for providing false statements in an application for a passport and misrepresentation of a social security account number.
The sentence follows a joint investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force, which includes the Social Security Administration and U.S. Postal Inspections Service and State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service.
The task force received information in March 2013 that an individual had possibly assumed the identity of a United States citizen, the ensuing investigation determined that Cabral Baez had committed identity theft by assuming the identity of two U.S. citizens.
ICE lodged a detainer for Cabral, who obtained narcotics convictions while using the stolen identities.