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BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for passport fraud.

Jose Matos Dasis, 51, a Dominican national formerly residing in Lawrence, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to eight months in prison, three years of supervised release, and will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In April 2017, Dasis pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements on a passport application.

On Feb. 9, 2016, Dasis, using a false name, date of birth and social security number, applied for a United States passport at a U.S. Post Office in Massachusetts.  The investigation revealed that the defendant knowingly assumed the identity of another individual when he applied for the passport.

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