BOSTON – A Dominican national pleaded guilty today in connection with using the identity of a U.S. citizen.
Wandil Mejia Jimenez, 31, a Dominican national residing in Dorchester, pleaded guilty to on one count of false representation of a Social Security number. U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper scheduled sentencing for May 13, 2020. Mejia Jimenez was arrested in June 2019 and has been detained since that time.
Beginning in 2014, Mejia Jimenez used the name and identifiers of a U.S. citizen to apply for a Massachusetts driver’s license and other identification documents from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Mejia Jimenez also opened bank accounts, including bank accounts that were closed with negative balances, and was arrested for cocaine trafficking under this citizen’s name. Around the time of his arrest, police seized a Dominican Republic passport in Mejia Jimenez’s true name.
The charge of false representation of a Social Security number provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.