Defendant used stolen IDs to apply for REAL ID driver’s license and various passports
BOSTON – A Dominican national previously residing in Hyde Park pleaded guilty and was sentenced today for misuse of a passport.
Yris Sanchez, 48, pleaded guilty during a videoconference hearing to one count of misuse of a passport. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock then sentenced Sanchez to 15 months in prison and one year of supervised release. Sanchez was arrested and charged on Jan. 10, 2020.
Sanchez used the name and Social Security number of a U.S. citizen to apply for and use various U.S. passports and at least one Massachusetts REAL ID driver’s license. Sanchez also used this person’s identifiers to apply for and use accounts with various banks, including Citizens Bank and Santander. In addition, Sanchez also used a different identity to obtain another U.S. Passport. Sanchez has previously been arrested under multiple identities.