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BOSTON – A Dominican national residing in Lynn was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for Social Security fraud.

Kelvin Bautista Valdez, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to 12 months in prison and two years of supervised release. Bautista Valdez will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In February 2019, Bautista Valdez pleaded guilty to one count of false representation of a Social Security number. Bautista Valdez 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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