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BOSTON – A Dominican national who previously resided in Lawrence was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for aggravated identity theft and fraudulent use of a Social Security number.

Robely Eladio De Jesus Guerrero, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to two years and one day in prison. In May 2020, De Jesus Guerrero pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft and one count of false representation of a Social Security number.

On Jan. 4, 2016, De Jesus Guerrero used the name, date of birth and Social Security number of a U.S. citizen to submit a renewal application for a Massachusetts driver’s license under the victim’s name.

The investigation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigation’s Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force (DBFTF), a specialized investigative group comprising personnel from various state, local and federal agencies with expertise in detecting, deterring and disrupting organizations and individuals involved in various types of document, identity and benefit fraud schemes.

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