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BOSTON – A Dominican national residing in Lawrence was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for Social Security fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Santo Jesus Gonzalez Villar, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to two years and one day in prison and two years of supervised release. Gonzalez Villar will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In May 2019, Gonzalez Villar pleaded guilty to one count of false representation of a Social Security number and one count of aggravated identity theft. He was arrested and charged in a July 2018 federal law enforcement sweep of 25 individuals accused of document and benefit fraud.

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