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Sanchez Casanova, Jose Roberto (aka Javier Baez Cotto)


Jose Roberto Sanchez-Casanova (aka Javier Baez Cotto) is wanted for making false statements in an application and use of a U.S. passport and making false claims to U.S. citizenship. Mr. Sanchez-Casanova was first discovered when he submitted an application for a U.S. passport under the name Javier Baez Cotto, using a false Puerto Rican birth certificate.

Routine record checks revealed the true identity of Sanchez-Casanova, in addition to an extensive criminal history to include: assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, false statements, fugitive from justice, and illegal possession of a controlled substance.  Mr. Sanchez-Casanova has also been previously deported from the United States.  His true nationality is Ecuadoran.  Sanchez-Casanova was last seen in the Boston, Massachusetts metropolitan area.

If you have seen Jose Roberto Sanchez-Casanova or have any information on him, please contact us by calling toll-free 1-855-TIP-4-DSS or emailing us at

Date: 12/05/2012 Description: Jose Roberto Sanchez Casanova - State Dept Image


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